hedge in

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hedge in

1 : to form a boundary around (something)
  • a field hedged in by trees
2 : to surround or restrict (someone) in a way that prevents free movement or action
  • We have been hedged in by their rules and regulations.

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


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