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hur·dle

hurdle

 
pronunciation:
huhr dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a barrier over which a runner or horse must leap in the course of certain races.
similar words:
jump, obstacle
definition 2: (plural but used with a singular verb) a type of race in which the runners must leap over such barriers.
definition 3: something that one must overcome in order to progress.
The championship game was our final hurdle of the season.
similar words:
drawback, obstacle, obstruction
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hurdles, hurdling, hurdled
definition: to leap over in a race.
The horse hurdled five fences in the competition.
derivation: hurdler (n.)