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hurdling

[ hur-dl ]SEE DEFINITION OF hurdling

Synonyms for hurdling

  • conquer
  • surmount
  • bounce
  • bound
  • clear
  • down
  • hop
  • lick
  • lop
  • master
  • negotiate
  • over
  • overcome
  • saltate
  • scale
  • spring
  • vault
  • jump across
  • leap over
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Antonyms for hurdling

  • surrender
  • yield
  • allow
  • permit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HURDLING

Imbesi was a prize winner in the hurdling, taking the yellow ribbon.

He was clumsy at his hurdling, but he relished the exercise.

She watched pupils in hurdling and dreaded to add that to her accomplishments.

"Spring house-cleaning," explained the bellboy, hurdling a pail.

He leaped over its hand, hurdling it as if he were a boy crossing a fence.

A thought of hurdling flashed into his mind, to be dismissed as too hazardous.

He gained somewhat on Bo, hurdling logs, sometimes two at once.

Hine's hurdling was most graceful, and both races were exciting.

He saw Ethel dashing across the field, hurdling the cotton rows.

Connor and Middleton have taken up every minute, and theyre awful duffers at hurdling.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hyrdel "frame of intertwined twigs used as a temporary barrier," diminutive of hyrd "door," from Proto-Germanic *hurdiz "wickerwork frame, hurdle" (cf. Old Saxon hurth "plaiting, netting," Dutch horde "wickerwork," German Hürde "hurdle, fold, pen;" Old Norse hurð, Gothic haurds "door"), from PIE *krtis (cf. Latin cratis "hurdle, wickerwork," Greek kartalos "a kind of basket," kyrtos "fishing creel"), from root *kert- "to weave, twist together" (cf. Sanskrit krt "to spin"). Sense of "barrier to jump in a race" is by 1822; figurative sense of "obstacle" is 1924.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HURDLING

jumping

adjectivevaulting
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