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obstacle

Saltos de línea: obs|tacle
Pronunciación: /ˈɒbstək(ə)l
 
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Definición de obstacle en inglés:

sustantivo

A thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress: the major obstacle to achieving that goal is money
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He said the religious site was just one of several obstacles blocking a peace deal.
  • He added that it was the current transport ministers who were obstacles to further progress.
  • Resistance is the process of avoiding change and is a major obstacle to progress.
Sinónimos
British informal spanner in the works
North American informal monkey wrench in the works
dated cumber
literary trammel

Origen

Middle English: via Old French from Latin obstaculum, from obstare 'impede', from ob- 'against' + stare 'stand'.

Words that rhyme with obstacle

receptacleequivocal

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