usage: 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"
2. hedge, hem in
usage: hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
3. hedge, hedge in, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in
usage: enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
4. hedge, minimize, minimise
usage: minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"