Meaning of HURDLE in English

HURDLE

noun

1 in a race

VERB + HURDLE

▪ clear , jump , jump over

She cleared the first few ~s easily.

▪ fall at ( esp. BrE ), hit ( esp. BrE )

His horse fell at the final ~.

2 problem/difficulty

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , difficult , high

▪ main , major , significant

▪ final , first , last , next

The first big ~ in putting your car on the road is getting insurance.

▪ legal , regulatory , technical

VERB + HURDLE

▪ face

This is perhaps the most difficult ~ that we face.

▪ clear , jump , overcome , pass

We'll jump each ~ as we come to it.

You have already overcome the first major ~ by passing the entrance exam.

▪ fall at ( esp. BrE ), hit ( esp. BrE )

The plan fell at the first ~.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .