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  • 1 hedge — I. n. Fence (of bushes or shrubs), hedge fence. II. v. a. 1. Enclose with a hedge. 2. Obstruct, hinder, encumber, hem in, surround. 3. Fortify, guard, protect. III. v. n. Hide, skulk, disappear, take refuge in a hiding place, evade, dodge,… …

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  • 2 enclose — vb Enclose, envelop, fence, pen, coop, corral, cage, wall mean to surround so as to shut in or confine actually or apparently. Enclose implies a shutting in by barriers (as walls) or in an enveloping cover (as a case); the term may be used… …

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  • 3 hedge in — verb enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges hedge the property • Syn: ↑hedge • Hypernyms: ↑enclose, ↑close in, ↑inclose, ↑shut in • Verb Group: ↑ …

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  • 4 hedge — hedge1 [ hedʒ ] noun count ** a line of bushes or small trees growing close together around a garden or field: We crawled through a gap in the hedge. a high hawthorn hedge a hedge against something a way of trying to protect yourself against a… …

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  • 5 hedge — /hɛdʒ / (say hej) noun 1. a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, especially when forming a fence or boundary. 2. any barrier or boundary. 3. an act or a means of hedging a bet or the like. 4. an investment, fiscal policy, etc.,… …

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  • 6 hedge — hedgeless, adj. /hej/, n., v., hedged, hedging. n. 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. any barrier or boundary: a hedge of stones. 3. an… …

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  • 7 hedge — I. noun Etymology: Middle English hegge, from Old English hecg; akin to Old English haga hedge, hawthorn Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fence or boundary formed by a dense row of shrubs or low trees b. barrier, limit 2. a means of protection… …

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  • 8 hedge — [[t]hɛdʒ[/t]] n. v. hedged, hedg•ing 1) bot a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, esp. when forming a fence or boundary; hedgerow 2) any barrier or boundary 3) an act or means of hedging: to buy gold as a hedge against… …

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  • 9 hedge — n. & v. n. 1 a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs. 2 a protection against possible loss or diminution. v. 1 tr. surround or bound with a hedge. 2 tr. (foll. by in) enclose. 3 a tr. reduce one s risk of loss on (a bet or… …

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  • 10 hedge — hedÊ’ n. row of bushes forming a fence or boundary; barrier, limit v. surround with a hedge; put up a boundary, enclose; evade, avoid …

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  • 11 hedge — I UK [hedʒ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hedge : singular hedge plural hedges ** a line of bushes or small trees growing close together around a garden or field We crawled through a gap in the hedge. a high hawthorn hedge • a hedge against… …

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  • 12 hedge — 1. noun /hedʒ/ a) A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a… …

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  • 13 enclose — Synonyms and related words: admit, assimilate, beleaguer, beset, besiege, blockade, bottle up, bound, box in, box up, cage, chamber, check, circle, circle in, circumscribe, cloister, close, close in, compass, compass about, complete, comprehend,… …

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  • 14 hedge — 1. noun 1) high hedges Syn: hedgerow, bushes; windbreak 2) an excellent hedge against a fall in the dollar Syn: safeguard, protection, shield, screen, guard, buffer, cushion; insurance …

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  • 15 sepiment — ˈsepəmənt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin saepimentum, from saepire to fence, enclose with a hedge (from saepes hedge, fence); probably akin to Greek haimos thicket, haimasia stone wall : something (as a hedge or fence) that encloses …

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  • 16 Tyning — is a name element occurring commonly in north east Somerset, England most of all in the Bath area, though also as far as Cheddar in the south west, and over the borders into Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. It is used of three woodlands, and also… …

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  • 17 hug — (v.) 1560s, hugge to embrace, of unknown origin; perhaps from O.N. hugga to comfort, from hugr courage, mood, from P.Gmc. *hugjan, related to O.E. hycgan to think, consider, Goth. hugs mind, soul, thought. Other have noted the similarity in some… …

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  • 18 fence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. barrier, barricade, wall, stockade, paling, hedge, railing; slang, bagman or woman, receiver [of stolen goods]. v. i. en close; fight, thrust and parry; parry, evade; slang, bootleg, black market,… …

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  • 19 mound — {{11}}mound (n.) 1550s, hedge, fence, also embankment, dam (a sense probably influenced by mount (n.)). The relationship between the noun and the verb is uncertain. Commonly supposed to be from O.E. mund hand, protection, guardianship (cognate… …

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  • 20 enhedge — ə̇nˈhej, en transitive verb Etymology: en (I) + hedge, n. : to enclose or surround with or as if with a hedge * * * enhedge see en prefix1 3 …

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