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HURDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hurdle mean? 

HURDLE (noun)
  The noun HURDLE has 3 senses:

1. a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
2. an obstacle that you are expected to overcome
3. the act of jumping over an obstacle

  Familiarity information: HURDLE used as a noun is uncommon.


HURDLE (verb)
  The verb HURDLE has 1 sense:

1. jump a hurdle

  Familiarity information: HURDLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HURDLE (noun)


Sense 1hurdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("hurdle" is a kind of...):

barrier (a structure or object that impedes free movement)


Sense 2hurdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An obstacle that you are expected to overcome

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the last hurdle before graduation

Hypernyms ("hurdle" is a kind of...):

obstacle; obstruction (something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted)


Sense 3hurdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of jumping over an obstacle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hurdle; vault

Hypernyms ("hurdle" is a kind of...):

jump; jumping (the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground)


HURDLE (verb)


Sense 1hurdle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Jump a hurdle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "hurdle" is one way to...):

overleap; vault (jump across or leap over (an obstacle))

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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