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Definition 1: the act of jumping over an obstacle - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for hurdle in the sense of this definition

(hurdle is a kind of ...) the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

"he advanced in a series of jumps" "the jumping was unexpected"

Definition 2: a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races - [noun denoting artifact]

(hurdle is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

Definition 3: an obstacle that you are expected to overcome - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where hurdle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the last hurdle before graduation

(hurdle is a kind of ...) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

"lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement" "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education" "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan"

Definition 4: jump a hurdle - [verb of motion]

(hurdle is a kind of ...) jump across or leap over (an obstacle)

(hurdle belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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