hedge in

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hedge in (third-person singular simple present hedges in, present participle hedging in, simple past and past participle hedged in)

  1. To enclose or surround something with a hedge, trees or other plant life.
    I've been working on hedging in the yard with trees.
  2. (figuratively, by extension) To limit or constrain (someone).
    She was hedged in by her husband's rules.

Usage notes[edit]

Both uses are primarily, but not always, used in the passive voice.