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hurdle

noun [C]  /ˈhɜr·dəl/ us  
a frame for jumping over in a race A hurdle is also a difficulty to be dealt with: There are a lot of hurdles to overcome before the contract can be signed.

hurdle

verb [I/T]  /ˈhɜr·dəl/ us  
to jump over a frame or fence: [T] The boys hurdled the fence.
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