hedge about

1. To surround with a hedge or barrier; protect or separate by closing in.
The house is hedged about with hushes and trees.
The little garden is hedged in to keep the chickens out.
2. To keep from getting out or moving freely; keep from acting freely; block in.
The boys are hedged in today. They can only play in the backyard.
The king said he could not make new laws if he was so hedged in by old ones.
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