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hedge

Pronunciation: /hedʒ/

Translation of hedge in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 seto (masculine) (verde or vivo) you look as if you've been dragged through a hedge backwards ¡qué pinta(s) traes! [colloquial/familiar], parece que vinieras de la guerra
    Example sentences
    • High walls, fences, thorny hedges and bushes can all put off burglars but make sure the front of your home is visible to passers-by
    • Tall shrubs, hedges, or vine-covered fences make a detached patio private.
    • As the hedge grows, prune the sides so the bottom is slightly wider than the top to prevent the upper limbs from shading the lower ones.
  • 2 (safeguard) a hedge against sth una salvaguardia or cobertura contra algo as a hedge against inflation como salvaguardia or cobertura contra la inflación
    Example sentences
    • So, as beautiful as the yellow metal might be, gold is neither a hedge against inflation nor a protection against uncertainty.
    • The savings ratio is also influenced by inflation (rising prices), because people feel a greater need to save as a hedge against higher inflation.
    • Experts nevertheless recommend that sophisticated investors have some gold in their portfolio not only as a hedge against inflation, but also as a way to control risk.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [field/garden] cercar* ([ con seto ]) 1.2 [Finance] [investments] to hedge sth (against sth) cubrir* or proteger* algo (contra algo) bet 1 2

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (evade the issue) dar* rodeos, tratar de escaparse por la tangente 1.2 [Finance] (cover oneself) to hedge against sth cubrirse* or protegerse* contra algo

Phrasal verbs

hedge about

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva)
to be hedged about with sth estar* erizado or plagado de algo it was hedged about with legal problems estaba erizado or plagado de problemas legales

hedge in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (with hedge) cercar* ([ con seto ]) 1.2 (with restrictions, difficulties) (often passive/frecuentemente en voz pasiva) I felt hedged in by rules and regulations me sentía muy limitado or constreñido or atado por toda la normativa

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