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hedge

[ hej ]
/ hɛdʒ /
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noun

verb (used with object), hedged, hedg·ing.

verb (used without object), hedged, hedg·ing.

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Origin of hedge

before 900; Middle English, Old English hegge; cognate with Dutch heg,German Hecke hedge, Old Norse heggr bird cherry
hedgeless, adjectiveun·hedge, verb (used with object), un·hedged, un·hedg·ing.un·hedged, adjectivewell-hedged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hedge

hedge
/ (hɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

hedger, nounhedging, nounhedgy, adjective
Old English hecg; related to Old High German heckia, Middle Dutch hegge; see haw 1
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