hurdle

hurdle
noun
1. (sports) 
a. la valla (F) 
The runner leaped over the hurdle.La corredora saltó la valla.
Nuria cleared the final hurdle and raced to the finish line.Nuria salvó el último obstáculo y corrió hacia la meta.
2. (figurative) (impediment) 
There were a lot of hurdles in our way, but we managed to accomplish our objective.Había muchos obstáculos en nuestro camino, pero conseguimos cumplir nuestro objetivo.
transitive verb
3. (to jump over) 
a. saltar 
The archer ran through the woods, hurdling high logs and boulders.El arquero corrió por el bosque, saltando troncos y rocas altos.
4. (figurative) (to overcome) 
a. superar 
The company hurdled its supply problem and continued production.La compañía superó el problema de suministro y siguió con la producción.
hurdles
plural noun
5. (track event) 
Juanma is competing in the 400-meter hurdles today.Juanma compete en los 400 metros vallas hoy.
hurdle
Noun
1. (in race) 
a. la valla (F) 
b. el obstáculo (M) (Latin America) 
2. (fig) 
a. el obstáculo (M) (obstacle) 
3. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to overcome a hurdlevencer un obstáculo
transitive verb
4. (obstacle) 
a. saltar 
hurdle [ˈhɜːdl]
noun
(Dep) valla (f); obstáculo (m); barrera (f)
the 100m hurdles (race) los 100 metros vallas; the high hurdles las vallas altas
to fall at the first hurdle fracasar a las primeras de cambio; no superar el primer escollo
Attempt to show the human face of the hunt falls at the very first hurdle three Private Members' Bills have fallen at the first hurdle Anthony fell at the first hurdle to Switzerland's Thomas Wapp
modifier
hurdle race (n) carrera (f) de vallas
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