hurdling

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hur·dle

 (hûr′dl)
n.
1. Sports
a. A light portable barrier over which competitors must leap in certain races.
b. hurdles A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
c. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
2. An obstacle or difficulty to be overcome: the last hurdle before graduation.
3. Chiefly British A portable framework made of intertwined branches or wattle and used for temporary fencing.
4. Chiefly British A frame or sledge on which condemned persons were dragged to execution.
v. hur·dled, hur·dling, hur·dles
v.tr.
1. To leap over (a barrier) in or as if in a race.
2. To overcome or deal with successfully; surmount: hurdle a problem.
v.intr.
To leap over a barrier or other obstacle.

[Middle English hurdel, portable panel for temporary fences, from Old English hyrdel.]

hur′dler n.

hurdling

(ˈhɜːdəlɪŋ)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics the act of running a hurdle race
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hurdling - a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdleshurdling - a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles
track event - a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
Translations
سِباق حواجِز
skok přes překážku
hækkeløb
gátfutás
hindrunar-/grindarhlaup
skok cez prekážku
engelli yarışta koşma

hurdling

[ˈhɜːdlɪŋ] Nsalto m de vallas

hurdle

(ˈhəːdl) noun
1. a frame to be jumped in a race.
2. a problem or difficulty. There are several hurdles to be got over in this project.
verb
to run in a race in which hurdles are used. He has hurdled since he was twelve.
ˈhurdler noun
ˈhurdling noun