hurdles hurdles  /ˈhɜr dəlz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Minutes earlier, during a warm-up set of hurdles, Liu had grabbed his right leg, wincing in pain.
  2. He figures to combine those talents and train for the 400-meter hurdles.
  3. But that's assuming all the hurdles can be overcomeand they're decidedly high.

News

  1. Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," a top general said Tuesday that cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Officials: Boone hotel to clear several hurdles before reopening

    A motel in Boone where three people died will have to clear several hurdles before reopening. The Best Western has been closed for 10 days after 11-year-old Jeffrey Williams from Rock Hill died from carbon monoxide. Police said the poisonous gas came from a hot water heater for the pool located below the room where Williams and his mother stayed. Daryl and Shirley Jenkins died in the same room ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  3. Daunting hurdles to buying that first home

    Daunting hurdles to buying that first home Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:06 am, Monday, June 17, 2013 Jaime Harla wants to buy a house. A program manager at ARC of Rensselaer County, she works 12-hour shifts to make extra money and maintains near-perfect credit. But a home of her ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "But, in my eyes, I say with sorrow that some elements are creating hurdles in the way of democracy," said Musharraf. "I think this chaos is being created for personal interests and to harm Pakistan."
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: FOXNews

  2. "We took a situation where things weren't looking good, with some major hurdles to overcome, and we found a way to win," said Garcia, who improved to 4-1 since replacing an injured Donovan McNabb. "It's this playoff mentality we've had over...
    on Dec 24, 2006 By: Jeff Garcia Source: USA Today

  3. "This is a flood of people. This flood will break all hurdles. This flood will, God willing, reach its destination," Sharif, widely viewed as Pakistan's most popular politician, told cheering party workers in the eastern city of Lahore.
    on Mar 14, 2009 By: Nawaz Sharif Source: International Herald Tribune

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