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hurdle

Definitions


[ˈhəːdl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- one of a series of upright frames over which athletes in a race must jump
(e.g: a hurdle race)

- a problem or difficulty that must be overcome
(e.g: many would like to emigrate to the United States, but face formidable hurdles)

- a portable rectangular frame strengthened with withies or wooden bars, used as a temporary fence.


Phrases:
- fall at the first hurdle

Origin:
Old English hyrdel ‘temporary fence’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch horde and German Hürde


[ˈhəːdl], (Verb)

Definitions:
- take part in a hurdle race
(e.g: this gelding hurdled fluently)

- enclose or fence off with hurdles
(e.g: a maze of individual hurdled pens)


Phrases:
- fall at the first hurdle

Origin:




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