hedge against

Definition of hedge against

  1. :  to protect oneself from (something) They hedge against inflation by investing their money. looking for ways to hedge against risk/failure

Word by Word Definitions

hedgeplay
  1. :  a fence or boundary formed by a dense row of shrubs or low trees

    :  barrier, limit

    :  a means of protection or defense (as against financial loss)

  1. :  to enclose or protect with or as if with a dense row of shrubs or low trees :  to enclose or protect with or as if with a hedge (see 1hedge 1a) :  encircle

    :  to confine so as to prevent freedom of movement or action :  to obstruct with or as if with a barrier :  hinder

    :  to protect oneself from losing or failing by a counterbalancing action

  1. :  of, relating to, or designed for a hedge (see 1hedge)

    :  born, living, or made alongside or as if alongside a dense row of shrubs or low trees :  born, living, or made near or as if near hedges (see 1hedge 1a) :  roadside

    :  inferior

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when


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