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English definition of “hurdle”

hurdle

noun [C]     /ˈhɜːdl/
FENCE a bar or fence that people or horses jump over in a raceAthleticsHorse ridingHorse racing
PROBLEM a problem or difficulty that you have to deal with in order to be able to make progress: Getting a work permit was the first hurdle to overcome.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of hurdle noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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