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hedge



hedge
haie


Définitions

anglais > français
hedge
     1. n. (Agriculture) (jardi) Haie.
anglais > anglais
hedge
     1. n. A thicket of bushes or other shrubbery, especially one planted as a fence between two portions of land, or to separate the parts of a garden.
           He trims the hedge once a week.
     2. n. A barrier (often consisting of a line of persons or objects) to protect someone or something from harm.
     3. n. (mainly) A mound of earth, stone- or turf-faced, often topped with bushes, used as a fence between any two portions of land.
     4. n. (pragmatics) A non-committal or intentionally ambiguous statement.
     5. n. (finance) Contract or arrangement reducing one's exposure to risk (for example the risk of price movements or interest rate movements).
           The asset class acts as a hedge.
           A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains that may be incurred by a companion investment. In simple language, a hedge is used to reduce any substantial losses/
     6. n. (Ireland) Used attributively, with figurative indication of a person's upbringing, or professional activities, taking place by the side of the road; third-rate.
     7. v. To enclose with a hedge or hedges.
           to hedge a field or garden
     8. v. To obstruct with a hedge or hedges.
     9. v. (transitive, finance) To offset the risk associated with.
     10. v. To avoid verbal commitment.
           He carefully hedged his statements with weasel words.
     11. v. (intransitive) To construct or repair a hedge.
     12. v. (intransitive, finance) To reduce one's exposure to risk.
français > anglais
haie
     1. n. hedge
     2. n. (sports) obstacle
     3. n. (athletics) hurdle
     4. n. (horse racing) fence
     5. n. line, row (of spectators etc.)

Prononciation



Exemples de phrases

I won't hedge any longer. 
Now it lies, a single field, rolling up the gentle slope from the road, without a hedge, track or ditch for as far as I can see. 
I did not need to look at this house or hedge or vista for a landmark, because I can believe that I have walked down this road every night for the past year. 
He is alleged to have caused a furious row two years ago when he trimmed a short stretch of the dead man's privet hedge without asking permission. 
He had helped an elderly friend to trim a hedge, which led to a fistfight with a neighbour, according to residents. 



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