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hedge
as in:  hedged against


  any technique designed to reduce or eliminate risk - especially financial risk
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Notes:
"Hedge" can also be used in a similar way to describe the use of  ambiguity or qualifications to avoid committing one’s self to anything definite. The word is most commonly used to describe a row of shrubs or bushes.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   hedge
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Public Policy & Politics, Personal Finance, Business, History, Law
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