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verb as in jump over an obstacle

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If Huckabee runs, the hurdles he faced the last time out, namely geography and money, would still be there.

Even private institutions, which most likely have less bureaucratic hurdles to deal with, have been slow to pull the trigger.

Sierra Leone, the potential new hot zone of this epidemic, is facing many hurdles.

People with IDD have historically faced enormous hurdles to getting a job.

But that project ran into serious hurdles with the network brass.

Pike's head suddenly appeared above the hurdles, and he began inquiring after her health.

But I'll sell it, and sit under thatched hurdles as they did in old times, and curl up to sleep in a lock of straw!

The dry winter wind still blew, but a screen of thatched hurdles erected in the eye of the blast kept its force away from her.

When sheep are fed on turnips, they are in general confined to a particular portion of the field by nets or hurdles.

Hurdles leaning against a hedge are often found to bear a good crop of snails.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hurdles, such as: complication, stumbling block, snag, difficulty, impediment, and hindrance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.