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hedge

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noun
    1. a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, esp. when forming a fence or boundary; hedgerow: small fields separated by hedges
    2. an act or means of preventing complete loss of a bet, an argument, an investment, or the like, with a partially counterbalancing or qualifying one
    [Webster]
  • a means of protection or defense (as against financial loss) [Taisha]
transitive verb
  • to enclose with or separate by a hedge: to hedge a garden [Webster]

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