hurdle ( hurdles plural & 3rd person present) ( hurdling present participle) ( hurdled past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A hurdle is a problem, difficulty, or part of a process that may prevent you from achieving something.
usu supp N
Two-thirds of candidates fail at this first hurdle and are packed off home...
2 n-count-coll Hurdles is a race in which people have to jump over a number of obstacles, that are also called hurdles. You can use hurdles to refer to one or more races.
Davis won the 400m. hurdles in a new Olympic time of 49.3 sec.
3 verb If you hurdle, you jump over something while you are running.
He crossed the lawn and hurdled the short fence... V n
She learnt to hurdle by leaping over bales of hay on her family's farm. V
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 barricade, barrier, block, fence, hedge, wall
2 barrier, block, complication, difficulty, handicap, hazard, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, snag, stumbling block
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