Definition of 'obstacle'
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The ageing body can be an obstacle to overcome. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Positive thinkers are simply wrong to argue that the mind can overcome any obstacle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet from the outset he faced innumerable obstacles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No matter what obstacles or challenges face us. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is important because life will always throw obstacles in your way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It took courage to overcome that obstacle, but he did so because he was moved by high ideals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I need to overcome my obstacles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I didn't learn anything to overcome these obstacles. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In the course of that investigation we hit obstacle after obstacle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What obstacles did you face at the beginning? Christianity Today (2000)There are still many obstacles in the way of such grandiose dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Now a new obstacle on the path to the boardroom has been identified. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many of the roads have soft verges making it difficult to bypass obstacles on the road surface. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)Your ambitions chart helps you overcome obstacles and keep working towards success. The Sun (2010)Explain the obstacles that must be addressed in designing and conducting effective performance appraisals. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)Radical changes require heavy expenditure of political capital in the face of massive obstacles. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are obstacles in the way of men enjoying spas like women do. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was an extra obstacle to overcome in the form of a bear. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Anything that comes between her and her music is an obstacle that must be removed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But look what other obstacles modern pupils face. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There are other big obstacles to overcome in the fight against superbugs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My advice when you hit an obstacle such as this is to find ways to go around it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You will find a firm but friendly way to deal with people who put obstacles in your way. The Sun (2012)Here we hit our next obstacle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your confidence is riding high and you'll crush any obstacles in your path. The Sun (2015)Before the election I set up a team of experts to recommend how to challenge bureaucratic obstacles and poor practice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Running a cascade, or linked chain, of centrifuges reliably is the most difficult technical obstacle to making a bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'obstacle'
British English: obstacle /ˈɒbstəkl/ NOUN
An obstacle is something which makes it difficult for you to go forward or do something.
A rabbit can jump obstacles up to three feet high.
- American English: obstacle
- Arabic: عُقبَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obstáculo
- Chinese: 障碍
- Croatian: prepreka
- Czech: překážka
- Danish: forhindring
- Dutch: obstakel
- European Spanish: obstáculo
- Finnish: este
- French: obstacle
- German: Hindernis
- Greek: κώλυμα
- Italian: ostacolo
- Japanese: 障害物
- Korean: 장애물
- Norwegian: hindring
- Polish: przeszkoda
- European Portuguese: obstáculo
- Romanian: obstacol
- Russian: препятствие
- Spanish: obstáculo
- Swedish: hinder
- Thai: อุปสรรค
- Turkish: engel
- Ukrainian: перешкода
- Vietnamese: sự trở ngại
Definition of obstacle from the Collins English Dictionary
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