[n] a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
[n] an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
[n] taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change and so limiting financial risk
[v] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, hedgerow, hedging, hedging, parry, put off, sidestep, skirt