hedge in(redirected from hedges in)
1. To create an enclosure around someone or something with a hedge (a row of shrubs or small trees). A noun or pronoun can be used between "hedge" and "in." Look at what the neighbor's landscaper is doing—it's like they're trying to hedge us in!
2. To restrict or limit someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hedge" and "around." If you already signed a contract with them, I'm afraid you're hedged in.
hedge someone or something in
to enclose someone or something in a hedge. (See also hedge someone in.) Their overgrown yard has almost hedged us in. Their bushes hedged in our yard.
hedge someone in
Fig. to restrict someone. (See also hedge someone or something in.) Our decision hedged in the children so they could not have any flexibility. She hedged herself in by her own behavior.