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hurdle

hur·dle

hurdle

 
pronunciation:
huhr dl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a movable or fixed barrier over which a runner or horse must leap in the course of certain races.
similar words:
jump, obstacle
definition 2: (pl. but used with a sing. verb) a type of race in which the runners must leap over such barriers.
definition 3: an obstacle that one must surmount in order to progress.
similar words:
drawback, obstacle, obstruction
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hurdled, hurdles, hurdling
definition 1: to leap over (a barrier), in or as in a race.
definition 2: to surmount or get past (an obstacle or difficulty).
similar words:
negotiate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to leap over a barrier or obstacle.
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derivation: hurdler (n.)