Meaning of HURDLE in English
/ ˈhɜːdl; NAmE ˈhɜːrdl/ noun , verb
each of a series of vertical frames that a person or horse jumps over in a race :
His horse fell at the final hurdle.
to clear a hurdle (= jump over it successfully)
hurdles [ pl. ] a race in which runners or horses have to jump over hurdles :
the 300 m hurdles
—picture at hurdling
a problem or difficulty that must be solved or dealt with before you can achieve sth
SYN obstacle :
The next hurdle will be getting her parents' agreement.
hurdle (over) sth to jump over sth while you are running :
[ vn ]
He hurdled two barriers to avoid reporters.
[ v ]
to hurdle over a fence
[ v ] to run in a hurdles race
Old English hyrdel temporary fence , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch horde and German Hürde .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005