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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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Most of those were actually less than 10,000 s/f, an indication that corporate Fairfield, while confident, is now hedging bets on the future by only leasing space they know they need.
From all indications, hedging bets on the outcome of American Idol and ogling Katie Courie as she "unveiled" her comedic talents in the sweeps week trading-places gimmick with Jay Leno.
But malaria researchers already know from long experience that their enemy is devious and resourceful, and the dominant sentiment in the field seems to be a preference for hedging bets.
Such individual actions are not a matter of hedging bets, but a matter of becoming integrated into social organizations.
With this in mind, the directors have taken steps to limit the group's liabilities by hedging bets with other bookmakers where appropriate and by broadening the spread of bets between different sports.
2 billion loss, mainly on disastrous fuel hedging bets.