hedge around/about

Definition of hedge around/about

British
:to limit or restrict (something) usually used as (be) hedged usually + with or by
  • Their offer is so hedged around with conditions that it hardly seems worthwhile.
  • a rule that is hedged about by exceptions

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : barrier, limit

  3. : 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

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

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

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

  2. : 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

  3. : inferior

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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