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  • nounbarrier, obstacle
  • verbjump over an obstacle

synonyms for hurdles

  • complication
  • difficulty
  • handicap
  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • snag
  • stumbling block
  • bar
  • barricade
  • blockade
  • fence
  • hamper
  • hedge
  • interference
  • mountain
  • obstruction
  • rub
  • traverse
  • wall
  • surmount
  • conquer
  • lick
  • spring
  • over
  • bound
  • bounce
  • negotiate
  • down
  • lop
  • scale
  • master
  • hop
  • vault
  • clear
  • overcome
  • saltate
  • jump across
  • leap over

antonyms for hurdles

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • ease
  • help
  • peace
  • opening
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How to use hurdles in a sentence

Pike's head suddenly appeared above the hurdles, and he began inquiring after her health.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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!
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWDTHOMAS HARDY
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.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
When sheep are fed on turnips, they are in general confined to a particular portion of the field by nets or hurdles.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
Hurdles leaning against a hedge are often found to bear a good crop of snails.
OUR BRITISH SNAILSJOHN WILLIAM HORSLEY
There ought to be a law against riding masters being allowed to teach women to jump over hurdles.
THE AUTOMOBILE GIRLS IN THE BERKSHIRESLAURA DENT CRANE
When the carriage stopped by some hurdles he went down from the embankment and helped them to dismount.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
Then one of our freshman girls made a brand-new record in the sixty-yard hurdles.
BETTY LEE, FRESHMANDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
Another of the Arabian steeds carried the hurdles off victorious with his hind feet, but did not fall.
PETALS PLUCKED FROM SUNNY CLIMESSYLVIA SUNSHINE
Dawson holds the local high-hurdles record at 19-1/4 sec., and Woolsey holds the low-hurdles record at 31 sec.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, AUGUST 27, 1895VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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