Definition of 'hurdle'

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This is actually quite a big hurdle for me to get over. The Sun (2016)Lay the hoops flat for jumping exercises or stand them up as hurdles or obstacles. The Sun (2017)So this was a good hurdle to overcome. The Sun (2016)He went close on his first try at hurdling over track and trip last month. The Sun (2016)He probably needed that first run over hurdles. The Sun (2016)For they each overcome enormous hurdles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That's the biggest hurdle for him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But having overcome all the hurdles that have stood in their way, the pair literally dance up the aisle. The Sun (2016)It took him a little while to get the hang of jumping hurdles but it all clicked when he won back at Wincanton in the spring. The Sun (2016)Extra endorphins would help endurance athletes to hurdle the pain barrier. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are six flights of hurdles and nine fences per circuit. The Sun (2011)The biggest hurdle he faces may be apathy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What are the biggest hurdles lawyers face when attempting to crack the brutal business world? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two of the others had to overcome one major hurdle before getting together. The Sun (2014)Then he jumped a hurdle while still standing and he did it again? The Sun (2008)You can go into almost any business and have no hurdles to leap. Hopkins, Tom The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)This impressive bumper winner should have opened his account over hurdles here last time. The Sun (2009)We have overcome so many hurdles and now understand who each other is. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So many people throw in the towel at the first hurdle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has been schooling brilliantly and he actually jumps fences better than hurdles. The Sun (2012)The biggest hurdle of all is not the science. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the meantime you can help him to jump small hurdles one at a time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Once you have jumped that hurdle you should set an easily achievable savings goal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He won a couple of times over hurdles last season after previously splitting two smart rivals. The Sun (2013)There are still hurdles to leap. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The 100m hurdles has long been the barometer of her confidence and overall performance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The winner of a record 18 straight hurdle races has injured a tendon. The Sun (2012)Otherwise, the only potential hurdle may be a bat survey! The Sun (2014)There are obstacles and hurdles. The Sun (2006)It's just another hurdle, another obstacle. The Sun (2016)Ironically, both injuries were sustained in hurdle races, rather than chases. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'hurdle'

British English: hurdle /ˈhɜːdl/ NOUN
A hurdle is a difficulty that you must overcome in order to achieve something.
Preparing a CV is the first hurdle in a job search.
  • American English: hurdle
  • Arabic: عَرْقَلَةٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: barreira atletismo
  • Chinese: 障碍
  • Croatian: prepreka
  • Czech: překážka
  • Danish: forhindring
  • Dutch: horde
  • European Spanish: obstáculo
  • Finnish: este urheilussa
  • French: obstacle
  • German: Hürde
  • Greek: εμπόδιο
  • Italian: ostacolo
  • Japanese: ハードル
  • Korean: 장애물
  • Norwegian: hekk
  • Polish: przeszkoda
  • European Portuguese: barreira atletismo
  • Romanian: piedică
  • Russian: препятствие
  • Spanish: obstáculo
  • Swedish: häck sportgren
  • Thai: อุปสรรค
  • Turkish: engel
  • Ukrainian: перешкода
  • Vietnamese: rào cản
British English: hurdle VERB
If you hurdle, you jump over something while you are running.
He crossed the lawn and hurdled the short fence.
The initial obstacles have now been hurdled.
  • American English: hurdle
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pular
  • Chinese: 跨越奔跑中
  • European Spanish: saltar
  • French: sauter par-dessus
  • German: springen über
  • Italian: scavalcare
  • Japanese: 乗り越える
  • Korean: 뛰어넘다
  • European Portuguese: pular
  • Spanish: saltar


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