Meaning of HURDLE in English

HURDLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ hɜ:(r)d(ə)l ]

( hurdles, hurdling, hurdled)

1.

A hurdle is a problem, difficulty, or part of a process that may prevent you from achieving something.

Two-thirds of candidates fail at this first hurdle and are packed off home...

= obstacle

N-COUNT : usu supp N

2.

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.

N-COUNT-COLL

3.

If you hurdle , you jump over something while you are running.

He crossed the lawn and hurdled the short fence...

She learnt to hurdle by leaping over bales of hay on her family’s farm.

VERB : V n , V

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