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1. To surround with a hedge or barrier; protect or separate by closing in.

The house is hedged about with hushes and trees.

The little garden is hedged in to keep the chickens out.

2. To keep from getting out or moving freely; keep from acting freely; block in.

The boys are hedged in today. they can only play in the backyard.

The king said he could not make new laws if he was so hedged in by old ones.

Syn.: fence in

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • hedge about — or[hedge in] 1. To surround with a hedge or barrier; protect or separate by closing in. * /The house is hedged about with hushes and trees./ * /The little garden is hedged in to keep the chickens out./ 2. To keep from getting out or moving… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hedge about — or[hedge in] 1. To surround with a hedge or barrier; protect or separate by closing in. * /The house is hedged about with hushes and trees./ * /The little garden is hedged in to keep the chickens out./ 2. To keep from getting out or moving… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hedge about — or hedge around PHR V PASSIVE If you say that something such as an offer is hedged about or is hedged around with rules or conditions, you mean that there are a lot of rules or conditions. [be V ed P with n] The offer was hedged around with… …   English dictionary

  • hedge around — (or hedge about) [phrasal verb] hedge (something) around/about Brit : to limit or restrict (something) usually used as (be) hedged; usually + with or by Their offer is so hedged around with conditions [=so restricted by conditions] tha …   Useful english dictionary

  • hedge — [[t]he̱ʤ[/t]] hedges, hedging, hedged 1) N COUNT A hedge is a row of bushes or small trees, usually along the edge of a garden, field, or road. 2) VERB If you hedge against something unpleasant or unwanted that might affect you, especially losing …   English dictionary

  • 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.,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hedge — Synonyms and related words: abate, about the bush, adjust to, allowance, alter, around the bush, assuage, bar, beat about, beat around, beg the question, bicker, boggle, border line, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, box… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hedge around — see hedge about …   English dictionary

  • hedge your bets — hedge (your) bets to protect yourself against making the wrong choice. Forecasters were hedging their bets about the storm, saying that it could bring lots of snow, or it could head away from us …   New idioms dictionary

  • hedge bets — hedge (your) bets to protect yourself against making the wrong choice. Forecasters were hedging their bets about the storm, saying that it could bring lots of snow, or it could head away from us …   New idioms dictionary


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