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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
Thomas Gilbert in Manhattan Supreme Court. (Alec Tabak/New York Daily News)
Word For Today
Translation Of Hedge In Different Languages
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.
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!