hurdle

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hurdle(
huhr
-
duhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (sports)
a. la valla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The runner leaped over the hurdle.La corredora saltó la valla.
b. el obstáculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Nuria cleared the final hurdle and raced to the finish line.Nuria salvó el último obstáculo y corrió hacia la meta.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(impediment)
a. el obstáculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(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
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (track event)
a. las vallas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Juanma is competing in the 400-meter hurdles today.Juanma compete en los 400 metros vallas hoy.
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hurdle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (in race)
a. la valla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
b. el obstáculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (fig)
a. el obstáculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(obstacle)
3. (fig)
a.
to overcome a hurdlevencer un obstáculo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (obstacle)
a. saltar
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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