[Word For Today] Hedge

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  1. subcharged
  2. subcharges

Today we are gonna learn a new word “hedge”.

Let’s read the news headline below first.

Manhattan man guilty of murdering hedge fund manager father

Manhattan man guilty of murdering hedge fund manager father

Thomas Gilbert in Manhattan Supreme Court. (Alec Tabak/New York Daily News)

Word For Today

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Translation Of Hedge In Different Languages

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How is hedge used?

[n] a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, usually along the edge of a field, garden/yard or road

  • He wriggled through the thick hedge.

[n] a way of protecting yourself against the loss of sth, especially money

  • She’d made some overseas investments as a hedge against rising inflation in this country.

[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.

[v] to limit something severely

  • We’ve got permission, but it’s hedged about/around with strict conditions.

[v]  to reduce the risk of losing money on shares, bonds, etc. that you own, for example by buying futures.

  • Companies can hedge against currency movements, but many choose not to.

Practice:

Fill in the blanks with right forms of “hedge”.

1. We talked about two hours, but he ______ over my questions

2. But unlike the banks, no ______ funds had to be rescued by governments.

Looking forward to your answers!

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