hedge against

hedge against (something)

1. To take an action in order to offset a potential future loss. What can we do to hedge against possible financial losses?
2. To protect something against a potential future loss. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hedge" and "against." What can we do to hedge our investments against possible losses?
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hedge something against something

Fig. to protect investments against a decline in value by making counterbalancing bets or investments. The investor hedged his portfolio against a drop in stock prices by buying some bonds. I have to hedge my bets against losing.
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hedge against something

to do something to lessen the risk of something happening; to bet against something bad happening. I want to hedge against something going wrong in the stock market, so I have bonds in my portfolio, too. We will hedge against any risk we can detect.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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