US: /ˈhɛdʒ/
UK: /hˈɛd‍ʒ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

hedge /hedʤ/
  • danh từ
    • hàng rào, bờ giậu; (nghĩa bóng) hàng rào ngăn cách
      • quickset hedge: hàng rào cây xanh
      • dead hedge: hàng rào cây khô; hàng rào gỗ
    • hàng rào (người hoặc vật)
    • sự đánh bao vây (đánh cá ngựa... để yên trí khỏi thua)
    • it doesn't grow on every hedge
      • cái đó hiếm thấy
  • tính từ
    • (thuộc) hàng rào; ở hàng rào; gần hàng rào
    • vụng trộm, lén lút
      • a hedge love-affair: chuyện yêu đương lén lút
  • ngoại động từ
    • rào lại (một miếng đất...)
    • (nghĩa bóng) bao quanh, bao bọc, bao vây
      • to hedge in the enemy's army: bao vây quân địch
    • ngăn cách, rào đón
    • nội động từ
      • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) làm hàng rào; sửa hàng rào, sửa giậu
      • tránh không trả lời thẳng, tìm lời thoái thác; tránh không tự thắt buộc mình
      • đánh bao vây (đánh cá ngựa... để yên trí khỏi thua)
      • to hedge in
        • rào lại, bao quanh bằng hàng rào
      • to hedge off
        • ngăn cách bằng hàng rào

    Advanced English dictionary

    noun, verb
    + noun
    1 a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, usually along the edge of a field, garden/yard or road: a privet hedge
    2 ~ against sth a way of protecting yourself against the loss of sth, especially money: to buy gold as a hedge against inflation
    + verb
    1 [V] to avoid giving a direct answer to a question or promising to support a particular idea, etc: Just answer 'yes' or 'no'-and stop hedging.
    2 [VN] to put a hedge around a field, etc.
    3 [VN] [usually passive] ~ sb/sth (about / around) (with sth) (formal) to surround or limit sb/sth: His religious belief was always hedged with doubt. + Their offer was hedged around with all sorts of conditions.
    Idioms: hedge your bets to reduce the risk of losing or making a mistake by supporting more than one side in a competition, an argument, etc., or by having several choices available to you: She hedged her bets by applying for various other jobs as well.
    Phrasal Verbs: hedge against sth to do sth to protect yourself against problems, especially against losing money: a way of hedging against currency risks
    hedge sb/sth<->in to surround sb/sth with sth
    Synonym: HEM SB/STH IN
    The cathedral is now hedged in by other buildings. + (figurative) Married life made him feel hedged in and restless.

    Collocation dictionary


    high, low, tall, thick | boundary, garden, roadside
    Establish which boundary hedges are yours, and which belong to a neighbour.
    | beech, box, hawthorn, privet, yew, etc.
    a thick hawthorn hedge


    plant | clip, trim
    Trim the hedge and collect the trimmings.


    clippings, trimmings | trimmer

    Concise English dictionary

    +a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    +any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    +an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    +avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    +hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
    +enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
    +minimize loss or risk