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What is another word for hedging?

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Verb
Present participle for to surround, with, or as if with, a hedge
“Commanding yew trees would hedge the large garden.”
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Present participle for to confine, with, or as if with, a hedge
“You are to hedge him in with thorns, put perimeters and boundaries around him, and make sure he does not escape.”
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Present participle for to obstruct, with, or as if with, a hedge
“Lollius Urbius drew another wall to hedge out incursions from the north.”
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Present participle for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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“He seemed to hedge when asked about specific people whom the prosecution had obviously interviewed.”
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Present participle for to protect oneself, typically against financial loss
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“In some countries, life funds may also invest in equities to achieve capital growth and also to hedge against inflation.”
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Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
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Present participle for to speak or act in a deliberately vague way to gain more time to deal with something
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Present participle for to bet money or something else in a gamble
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Artful maneuvering to avoid direct answers or commitment
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The process by which someone or an organization deals with a disruptive and unexpected event
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Bland fluent talk indulged in to avoid addressing a difficult subject or situation directly
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A planting or growth of shrubs, or shrubs collectively
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The act of evading or avoiding a clear and honest response
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