hedge about

[hedge about] or [hedge in] 1. To surround with a hedge or barrier;protect or separate by closing in.

The house is hedged about withhushes and trees.

The little garden is hedged in to keep thechickens out.

2. To keep from getting out or moving freely; keep fromacting freely; block in.

The boys are hedged in today. They canonly play in the backyard.

The king said he could not make newlaws if he was so hedged in by old ones.

Syn.: FENCE IN.