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hedge

noun caution, circumspection, course of prooection, equivocation, hesitancy, hesitation, instrumentality of protection, means of protection, method of protection, prevention against loss, prevention of downside, protection against loss, safeguard
Associated concepts: hedge laws, hedges encroaching on another, hedge against inflation, notice of appeal as hedge against loss, person's property

hedge

verb be careful, be cautious, border, bound, circle, circumscribe, compass, conceal, cover, delimit, delineate, demarcate, divide, dodge, edge, enclose, encompass, ensphere, evade, fence, flank, girdle, guard, hide, limit, mark off, outline, play safe, render safe, ring, safeguard, screen, shelter, shield, surround
See also: deceive, equivocate, evade, outbalance, parry, prevaricate, protection, shelter, tergiversate
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Green techniques Guenther incorporates into her work gives her an edge over green designers of other types of projects who hedge bets that users will feel long-term effects of their work--as patients report changes faster.
Without a clear sign of what is to come, companies like Natuzzi are forced to hedge bets.
Like most folk,I consider dentists akin to the bru tal torturers of the Inquisition,although,in a hasty bid to hedge bets and win their favours,I concede that we are probably misjudging them.