Translation of hedge in Spanish:

hedge

seto, n.

Pronunciation /hɛdʒ//hɛdʒ/

noun

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    seto masculine
    seto verde masculine
    seto vivo masculine
    you look as if you've been dragged through a hedge backwards ¡qué pinta(s) traes! informal
    • Tall shrubs, hedges, or vine-covered fences make a detached patio private.
    • They'll replant the hedges and grow insanely expensive vegetables for fun.
    • Due to changes in farming methods over the years, many sources for food and nesting places have been lost but gardens with shrubs, hedges and fruit trees go some way to filling the gaps.
    • For added protection from cats, locate the bath out in the open, at least 10 feet from escape cover such as a hedge or shrubs.
    • Dressed in black (how obvious) the person was creeping toward the house, ducking behind bushes and hedges.
    • Soon the conifer area, which alone holds 1,000 species of spruce, and the hedge and shrub area become visible.
    • A few deciduous bushes make nice hedges, although many look best grown informally rather than sheared.
    • A good starting point is to install large, specimen trees, hedges, hard landscaping, and water features or to buy a couple of beautiful ceramic or terracotta pots.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Prune shrubs in a formal hedge to resemble a dense, smooth wall.
    • Houses, fences, and hedges can act as dams that block wind, causing cold pockets (whenever air stagnates, temperatures drop).
    • The best thing about my cave, however, is that it's hidden behind a hedge of red bushes, so the curious tourist or hiker is very unlikely to find it.
    • The list below shows shrubs used in formal hedges that respond well to frequent or heavy pruning.
    • They tend to be big, bold shrubs, well adapted to use as a flowering hedge or windbreak, or for planting at the back of a flower border.
    • Similar to grass shears, only longer, this tool is useful for trimming shrubs and hedges.
    • Unfortunately, he falls into the hedge immediately behind the fence.
    • As I move away, the incredible house with its dazzling colours disappears again behind the hedge and the bushes, invisible to the outside world.
    • Lily and tulip bulbs can go into the garden as can deciduous trees, climbers, shrubs and hedges, roses and fruit trees, bushes and canes.
    • I've heard it used to describe the man-made features such as walls, paths, arbors, hedges, and fences that divide the garden into different areas.
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    (safeguard)
    salvaguardia feminine
    a hedge against sth una salvaguardia / cobertura contra algo
    • as a hedge against inflation como salvaguardia / cobertura contra la inflación
    • This is because gold is seen as a hedge against the US currency.
    • And, of course, some companies are mitigating losses through currency hedges.
    • Holding precious metals was always viewed as a hedge against a runup in inflation.
    • Also, putting these extras where they show to best advantage provided a good hedge against the financial risk of building a home from scratch.
    • They also view the credits as a hedge against even tighter restrictions in the future.
    • With recovery comes inflation, with gold a natural hedge against rising prices.
    • Diversifying your portfolio is a hedge against the down times.
    • So, as beautiful as the yellow metal might be, gold is neither a hedge against inflation nor a protection against uncertainty.
    • He also knows - and if he doesn't he should - that geographical diversity in a pension portfolio is an essential hedge against harder times at home.
    • This option provides an income stream for life, which is an effective hedge against outliving your retirement income.
    • The indices also reveal that art can be a poor hedge against inflation over short periods.
    • In his view, companies keep inventory as a hedge against poor demand forecasts and an inability to see into their supply chains.
    • The art market grew during the 20 years preceding the Civil War, then boomed as investors sought art as a hedge against inflation.
    • 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.
    • Back then, gold was presumed to be the only hedge against both inflation and a falling dollar.
    • Indeed, building robust connections with users is the best hedge against adversity.
    • They also wanted something that would provide a hedge against inflation.
    • Traditionally, gold has been coveted as a safe harbor in times of distress and a hedge against inflation.
    • Secondly, the difference involved is meant to act as a partial hedge against fluctuations in currencies.

transitive verb

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    (field/garden) (con seto) cercar
    • But the further south I got in England, the more the land was fenced in and hedged off.
    • At the junction of these roads was a fairly large field hedged all round.
    • The floor area is shortly to be fenced to a height of three feet, then hedged and landscaped and when completed will be only facility of its kind in football and hopefully used for the promotion of the game in local schools.
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    Finance
    (investments) cubrir
    (investments) proteger
    to hedge sth (against sth) cubrir / proteger algo (contra algo)
    • Taking into account the worst scenario of a further rise in property prices, is there any kind of investment that I can hedge against this with my cash after the sale?
    • They are a good way for conservative investors to hedge against inflation as they guarantee the face value of the investment over a set period of time and provide a small income.
    • ‘All currency exposure outside the eurozone is hedged,’ he said.
    • Private investors can reduce the risks created by a weak dollar by hedging their currency exposure.
    • While we'd like to keep as much money as possible in the business to hedge against a downturn, we find that we're hindered by our corporate form and tax status.
    • In other words, investors hedge one investment by making another.
    • Also, net non-local currency cashflows must be hedged for a 12-month period.
    • But how can investors hedge against rising commodity prices?
    • Not all problems are soluble, not all risks can be hedged at acceptable cost.
    • I prefer to own these bonds in equal parts to hedge against a loss in the value of the U.S. dollar.
    • But you need to spread you portfolio to hedge against a fall in the stock market.
    • And of course, we benefited from the upside in the gold price, but not as significant as one would have expected, because as you know, we are heavily hedged.
    • Options are a great way to hedge against your existing positions to decrease risk.
    • The forward market, used to hedge holdings in the currency, indicates the same.
    • Having hedged its fuel bill for the winter, which should keep costs under control, the airline is monitoring whether to continue hedging for the summer.
    • It was insulated to much of the increase as it had hedged its jet fuel requirement at lower prices and would continue to do so again this year.
    • This swap would be expected to hedge against the rising financing cost of their short term debt.
    • It's also a leader in complex derivatives that allow others to hedge against the risk of fluctuating commodities prices.
    • Currency exposure can be hedged, but it costs money - enough, in many cases, to make the trade unprofitable.
    • Gold is being used as an investment to hedge against US dollar uncertainty.

intransitive verb

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    (evade the issue)
    dar rodeos
    tratar de escaparse por la tangente
    • Treason is a difficult one to actually get a conviction on, so I think that's why they are hedging away from that.
    • Under a storm of protest, Sontag at first hedged and then eventually dodged the issue.
    • He added: ‘Perhaps you hedged on this, so as to avoid giving the directors of intelligence too much detailed information.’
    • He hedged his statements in a way that suggested ignorance or cowardice.
    • She still hedges a bit on her command responsibility, but I think she actually acquitted herself quite well in this online discussion.
    • We note too that his pronouncements are hedged with bureaucratic justification.
    • Although Bernstein hedged a bit in the media center when asked if this time was really his last, if it was, it was a heck of a way to go out.
    • No details were given, and Potter hedged his words carefully in a call with analysts.
    • Women hedge answers more often than men in tutoring interactions.
    • Students hedge and apologize often to human tutors, but very rarely to computer tutors.
    • Note that we're not hedging that statement - it will happen.
    • I mean, you're even hedging on whether this was a murder?
    • Many times throughout the article, he carefully hedged his statements.
    • He hedges a little but you can tell; this is his last year all right.
    • Then he wanted me to tell him what was up, I hedged saying I didn't want to talk about it over the phone.
    • ‘I've been busy,’ I hedged, trying to avoid eye contact.
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    Finance
    (cover oneself)
    to hedge against sth cubrirse / protegerse contra algo