Meaning of HURDLE in English


(~s, hurdling, ~d)


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

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

= obstacle

N-COUNT: usu supp N


Hurdles is a race in which people have to jump over a number of obstacles, that are also called ~s. You can use ~s to refer to one or more races.

Davis won the 400m. ~s in a new Olympic time of 49.3 sec.



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

He crossed the lawn and ~d the short fence...

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

VERB: V n, V

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