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English definition of “hurdle”

hurdle

noun [C]     /ˈhɜːdl/
a problem that you must solve or deal with before you can make progress: face/overcome a hurdle The first hurdle she faced entering the job market was one of confidence.a hurdle to sth Lack of preparation and lack of financing have been the biggest hurdles to the project's success.
(Definition of hurdle noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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