Once I got over that hurdle, it was as if a huge weight had lifted and I was not scared anymore.
So what can struggling couples do to hurdle yet another new fertility obstacle?
And this may be not only the final, but the most difficult, hurdle Palestinians would face in trying to initiate such a process.
As the recruitment process begins, the question of motivation could also prove to be a hurdle.
Still, assuming Kasich survives his 2014 reelection race, he easily clears the hurdle of having gotten stuff done.
You shall see my little Jim there take him over a hurdle yard.
A race meeting, which included a hurdle race, was being held.
They are as the artificial obstructions in a hurdle race—tests of skill and endurance, but in themselves useless.
They were carrying a hurdle from which Mr. Tapster quickly averted his eyes.
And every horse on the right side of the hurdle strives to get his head, and every rider is wiser than to indulge this instinct.
Old English hyrdel "frame of intertwined twigs used as a temporary barrier," diminutive of hyrd "door," from Proto-Germanic *hurdiz "wickerwork frame, hurdle" (cf. Old Saxon hurth "plaiting, netting," Dutch horde "wickerwork," German Hürde "hurdle, fold, pen;" Old Norse hurð, Gothic haurds "door"), from PIE *krtis (cf. Latin cratis "hurdle, wickerwork," Greek kartalos "a kind of basket," kyrtos "fishing creel"), from root *kert- "to weave, twist together" (cf. Sanskrit krt "to spin"). Sense of "barrier to jump in a race" is by 1822; figurative sense of "obstacle" is 1924.
1590s, "to build like a hurdle," from hurdle (n.). Sense of "to jump over" dates from 1880 (implied in hurdling). Related: Hurdled; hurdling. Hurdles as a type of race (originally horse race) with hurdles as obstacles is attested by 1836 (hurdle-race is from 1822).