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hedge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hedge

  1. a physical object that blocks the way <the messenger was confronted with a hedge of spears held aloft by the castle guards> Synonyms barricade, fence, barrier, wallRelated Words bar, pale, paling; block, chain, clog, crimp, deterrent, drag, embarrassment, encumbrance, handicap, hindrance, hurdle, impediment, inhibition, interference, let, obstacle, obstruction, roadblock, stop, stumbling block, trammel; fetter, hobble, manacle, shackle(s); constraint, curb, restraint, snag; buffer, bulwark, bumper, cushion, dam, fender, pad, rampartNear Antonyms door, doorway, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, gate, portal; break, gap, pass




hedge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hedge

  1. 1 to avoid giving a definite answer or position <she kept hedging whenever he asked her to go on a date with him> Synonyms fudge, equivocate, pussyfoot, tergiversate, waffle, weaselRelated Words flip-flop, yo-yo; dodge, duck, elude, eschew, evade, shake, shirk, shun, sidestep, skirt; bypass, circumvent; cavil, quibble; straddle

  2. 2 to close or shut in by or as if by barriers <the prison was hedged by a high stone wall> Synonyms box (in), cage, closet, coop (up), corral, encage, encase, envelop, fence (in), enclose, hem (in), house, immure, include, mew (up), pen, wall (in)Related Words bound, circumscribe, confine, contain, limit, restrict; encircle, encompass, enfold, enframe, enlace, frame, ring, surround; armor, cocoon, encapsulate, encapsule, encyst, ensheathe, ensphere, enwomb




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