(third-person singular simple present behedges, present participle behedging, simple past and past participle behedged)
- To hedge about; surround with or as with a hedge.
- To determine the boundary or limit of; define.
- To surround; beset; plague; hinder.
- To straiten; restrict; constrain; limit.
From Middle English *biheggen, *biheien, *beheȝen, from Old English behegian (“to hedge around”), equivalent to be- + hedge. Cognate with Dutch beheggen (“to put a hedge around, behedge”).