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English definition of “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.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of obstacle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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