(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. shrubbery, hedgerow. See vegetable, enclosure. — v. evade; protect, shelter; hem in, obstruct; temporize. See compensation.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. fence, hedgerow, thornbush, shrubbery, enclosure, boundary, bushes, thicket, hurdle, obstacle, windbreak, quickset (British); see also bush 1 , plant .
Shrubs and plants used for hedges include: boxwood, box, holly, Russian privet, Japanese privet, California privet, mock privet, jasmine box, hawthorn, hedge thorn, Osage orange, honey locust, Russian olive, rose, honeysuckle, white willow, hedge laurel, myrtle, dogrose, juniper, Glastonbury thorn, wait-a-bit thorn, Washington thorn, furze, broom, gorse, yucca, prickly pear cactus, ocatilla cactus, organ-pipe cactus, forsythia, lilac, azalea, camellia, hibiscus, oleander, rhododendron, spirea, hydrangea, barberry.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
bush, hedgerow, boundary, shrubbery, windbreak, fence, barrier.
avoid, lessen, evade, dodge, sidestep, equivocate, *stonewall, *hem and haw, temporize, *pass the buck, *waffle, duck.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun The use or an instance of equivocal language: ambiguity, equivocation, equivoque, euphemism, prevarication, shuffle, tergiversation, weasel word. Informal: waffle. See CLEAR. II verb 1. To shut in on all sides: begird, beset, circle, compass, encircle, encompass, environ, gird, girdle, hem, ring1, surround. See OPEN. 2. To surround and advance upon: besiege, close in, enclose, envelop, hem. See OPEN. 3. To use evasive or deliberately vague language: equivocate, euphemize, shuffle, tergiversate, weasel. Informal: pussyfoot, waffle. Idioms: beat about (or around) the bush, mince words. See CLEAR. 4. To avoid fulfilling or answering completely: dodge, duck, evade, sidestep, skirt. See SEEK.

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