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American English: /ˈhərdl/
British English: /ˈhəːd(ə)l/

Translation of hurdle in Spanish:


  • 1 (Sport) (obstacle) (before noun) hurdle race
    carrera (feminine) de vallas
    see alsohurdles
    Example sentences
    • The hoarding, the structure on which an ad is placed, is related to the hurdle over which athletes jump.
    • She jumped a series of hurdles for what seemed like the thousandth time, and then looked up at the wall in front of her.
    • She tore cartilage in her knee on August 6 as she did a routine jump over the hurdle during warm-up for her last pre-Olympic race in Zurich.
  • 3 (problem) to fall at the first hurdle
    (fail at outset) caer a la primera (vuelta) [colloquial]
    no pasar la primera prueba
    (lit: in race) caer en el primer obstáculo
    Example sentences
    • It was told with such passion and energy that it was difficult imagining a hurdle they could not overcome together.
    • Many believe nuclear-powered spacecraft can and should be built, but first many technical problems and other hurdles must be overcome.
    • This aside, the list of hurdles he must overcome is still formidable.

transitive verb

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