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hedgerow, hedge
n. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
hedging, hedge
n. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
hedging, hedge
n. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
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hedge
v. minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
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sidestep
n. a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
barrier
n. a structure or object that impedes free movement
scheme, dodging, dodge
n. a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
eschew, shun
v. avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
lie
v. tell an untruth; pretend with intent to deceive; "Don't lie to your parents"; "She lied when she told me she was only 29"
palter, tergiversate, beat around the bush, prevaricate, equivocate
v. be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
shy
v. throw quickly
detour
v. travel via a detour
evade
v. practice evasion; "This man always hesitates and evades"
malinger, skulk
v. avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
oscillate, vacillate, vibrate, hover
v. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
escape, elude
v. be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
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confront
v. be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
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