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English definition of “hurdle”

hurdle

noun (PROBLEM)    /ˈhɜː.dl̩/ US  /ˈhɝː-/
a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress: Getting a work permit was the first hurdle to overcome. The cost of this exercise is proving a major hurdle.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of hurdle noun (PROBLEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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