obstacle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"obstacle" in British English

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obstaclenoun [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 ​treetrunk in the ​road. This ​decision has ​removed the last obstacle to the ​hostages' ​release.
(Definition of obstacle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"obstacle" in American English

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obstaclenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑb·stə·kəl/
something that ​blocksyour way so that ​movement or ​progress is ​prevented or made more ​difficult: We ​suddenlyencountered an obstacle along the ​trail. Money ​seems to be no obstacle.
(Definition of obstacle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “obstacle”
in Korean 장애물…
in Arabic عَقَبة, عائق…
in Malaysian halangan…
in French obstacle…
in Russian препятствие, преграда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 障礙, 阻礙, 妨礙…
in Italian ostacolo…
in Turkish engel, mâni…
in Polish przeszkoda…
in Spanish obstáculo…
in Vietnamese trở ngại…
in Portuguese obstáculo, impedimento…
in Thai อุปสรรค…
in German das Hindernis…
in Catalan obstacle…
in Japanese 障害(物)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 障碍, 阻碍, 妨碍…
in Indonesian hambatan…
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