August 27, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
hurdle /ˈhɚdl̟/ noun
hurdle
/ˈhɚdl̟/
noun

plural hurdles

Woman jumping over hurdles
Woman jumping over hurdles
Learner's definition of HURDLE

1 a [count] : one of a series of barriers to be jumped over in a race

1 b the hurdles : a race in which runners must jump over hurdles

  • He won a medal in the high hurdles.

— usually used with a singular verb

  • The hurdles is his best event.

2 [count] : something that makes an achievement difficult

  • The company faces severe financial hurdles this year.

  • She overcame many hurdles [=obstacles] on her way to earning a college diploma.

Learn about hurdle as a verb.

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