hurdle

01. There are a number of [hurdles] which must be passed before foreign students are accepted into regular courses at the university.
02. The runner tripped over the first [hurdle] and fell to the track.
03. The second language requirement for the job represents a major [hurdle] for him because he's always disliked studying languages.
04. Faced with U.S. security [hurdles], many of the best international students are opting to go to Canada.
05. The government will have to face several [hurdles] before it gets this unpopular legislation through Parliament.
06. Many of the first applicants didn't get past the first [hurdle] of getting an actual interview.
07. Those who do not have an adequate education or special training may face major [hurdles] when looking for a job.
08. Getting enough money together to keep the business going in the first year without having to depend on a lot of revenue is usually the single greatest [hurdle] to starting your own company.
09. The biggest [hurdle] in getting a job is getting an actual interview.
10. The young boy ran out the door, [hurdled] the fence and took off down the road.
11. It is difficult to know if divorce rates in different countries are due to differences in values or simply to differences in legal [hurdles].
12. The horse [hurdled] the fence and galloped off across the meadow.
13. We faced several bureaucratic [hurdles] getting our product onto the market in China, but the pay-off has been tremendous.
14. Because he was poor, there were many [hurdles] which he had to overcome, but he didn't give up, and now he's very successful.
15. David J. Schwartz once suggested that success depends on the support of other people.The only [hurdle] between you and what you want to be in is the support of other people.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Hurdle — Hur dle, n. [OE. hurdel, hirdel, AS. hyrdel; akin to D. horde, OHG. hurt, G. h[ u]rde a hurdle, fold, pen, Icel. hur? door, Goth. ha[ u]rds, L. cratis wickerwork, hurdle, Gr. ?, Skr. k?t to spin, c?t to bind, connect. [root]16. Cf. {Crate},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurdle — UK US /ˈhɜːdl/ noun [C] ► a problem that you must solve or deal with before you can make progress: face/overcome a hurdle » The first hurdle she faced entering the job market was one of confidence. a hurdle to sth »Lack of preparation and lack of …   Financial and business terms

  • hurdle — ► NOUN 1) one of a series of upright frames which athletes in a race must jump over. 2) (hurdles) a hurdle race. 3) an obstacle or difficulty. 4) a portable rectangular frame used as a temporary fence. ► VERB 1) run in a hurdle race …   English terms dictionary

  • hurdle — [n] barrier, obstacle bar, barricade, blockade, complication, difficulty, fence, hamper, handicap, hedge, hindrance, impediment, interference, mountain, obstruction, rub, snag, stumbling block, traverse, wall; concepts 470,674 Ant. clear path,… …   New thesaurus

  • hurdle — [hʉrd′ l] n. [ME hirdel < OE hyrdel < Gmc base * hurd , wickerwork, hurdle, akin to hyrd, door, Frank * hurda, a pen, fold < IE base * kert , to plait, twist together > L cratis (see CRATE), Gr kyrtos, bird cage] 1. Chiefly Brit. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Hurdle — Hur dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurdleed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurdleing}.] To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurdle — index bar (obstruction), barrier, deterrence, deterrent, encumbrance, handicap, negotiate, obstacle …   Law dictionary

  • hurdle — noun 1 in a race VERB + HURDLE ▪ clear, jump, jump over ▪ She cleared the first few hurdles easily. ▪ fall at (esp. BrE), hit (esp. BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • hurdle — {{11}} O.E. hyrdel frame of intertwined twigs used as a temporary barrier, dim. of hyrd door, from P.Gmc. *hurdiz wickerwork frame, hurdle (Cf. O.S. hurth plaiting, netting, Du. horde wickerwork, Ger. Hürde hurdle, fold, pen; O.N. hurð, Goth.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hurdle — I UK [ˈhɜː(r)d(ə)l] / US [ˈhɜrd(ə)l] noun Word forms hurdle : singular hurdle plural hurdles 1) a) [countable] an upright frame that a person or horse must jump over during a race. The sport of racing over hurdles is called hurdling, and a person …   English dictionary

  • Hurdle — A hurdle is a moveable section of light fence. Traditionally they were made from wattle (woven split branches), but modern hurdles are often made of metal. Hurdles are used for handling livestock, as decorative fencing, for horse racing and in… …   Wikipedia

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