verb (used with object), hur·dled, hur·dling.
verb (used without object), hur·dled, hur·dling.
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Origin of hurdle
OTHER WORDS FROM hurdlehurdler, nounun·hur·dled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hurdle
Still, developing-nation researchers face a number of hurdles.These countries aren’t waiting for a U.S., China, or U.K. COVID vaccine|Claire Zillman, reporter|August 26, 2020|Fortune
The idea still has hurdles to clear before it can be put into practice, but researchers reached for comment were generally intrigued by its potential.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?|Rodrigo Pérez Ortega|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Just compare those hurdles with what the banks must accomplish to beat the odds.Despite Warren Buffett’s selloff, bank stocks look like great buys in this market|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
As with any significant change to how Google presents its results pages, zero-click is not as much of a hurdle as you might think.How to adapt SEO strategies for the zero-click search landscape|Edward Coram James|June 8, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Post acknowledges there have been some initial hurdles to online learning.Learning will change with COVID-19’s social distancing|Rachel Kehoe|April 9, 2020|Science News For Students
Once I got over that hurdle, it was as if a huge weight had lifted and I was not scared anymore.
In the meantime, just as the bill passed its first hurdle, snow flakes started to fall down on the Capitol.Quirky Reindeer Farmer Keeps Government Open for Christmas|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the recruitment process begins, the question of motivation could also prove to be a hurdle.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS|Tim Mak|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the two companies can overcome that hurdle, they must then clear three others to secure the exemption they seek.Why Is the Future of Birth Control In the Hands of the Supreme Court?|Stuart Taylor, Jr.|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, assuming Kasich survives his 2014 reelection race, he easily clears the hurdle of having gotten stuff done.
A hurdle should be well sloped, so as to render the leap a very moderate one.The Barb and the Bridle|Vielle Moustache
They huddled them together in prisons; just when they were at the point of death they were dragged along on the hurdle.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
To put the Happy Thought straight at the obstruction, like a steeple-chaser at a hurdle—it was a slim chance, but the only one.
He was standing in front of me now, but my back was still to the little fig-tree, and my hands had the hurdle tight.Some Persons Unknown|E. W. Hornung
After putting on her skates, she sat on a hurdle for some minutes, watching Arthur's evolutions with a thoughtful smile.A Young Man's Year|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for hurdle
- athletics one of a number of light barriers over which runners leap in certain events
- a low barrier used in certain horse races