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stum·bling block

(stŭm′blĭng)
n.
An obstacle or impediment.

stumbling block

n
any impediment or obstacle

stum′bling block`


n.
an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stumbling block - any obstacle or impediment
obstacle - an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

stumbling block

noun obstacle, difficulty, problem, bar, barrier, hurdle, hazard, snag, uphill (S. African), obstruction, impediment, hindrance Perhaps the major stumbling block is the military presence.
Translations

stumbling block

[ˈstʌmblɪŋblɒk] N (fig) → tropiezo m, escollo m

stumbling block

n (fig)Hürde f, → Hindernis nt, → Problem nt; to be a stumbling block to somethingeiner Sache (dat)im Weg stehen

stumbling block

[ˈstʌmblɪŋˌblɒk] nostacolo, scoglio