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obstacle

noun [C] uk   /ˈɒb.stɪ.kl̩/ us    /ˈɑːb-/
C1 something that blocks you so that movement, going forward, or action is prevented or made more difficult: The biggest obstacle in our way was a tree trunk in the road. This decision has removed the last obstacle to the hostages' release.
Translations of “obstacle”
in Korean 장애물…
in Arabic عَقَبة, عائق…
in French obstacle…
in Turkish engel, mâni…
in Italian ostacolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 障礙, 阻礙, 妨礙…
in Russian препятствие, преграда…
in Polish przeszkoda…
in Spanish obstáculo…
in Portuguese obstáculo, impedimento…
in German das Hindernis…
in Catalan obstacle…
in Japanese 障害(物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 障碍, 阻碍, 妨碍…
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