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stum·bling block

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

n
any impediment or obstacle
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stum′bling block`


n.
an obstacle or hindrance to progress, belief, or understanding.
[1580–90]
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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)
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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.
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Translations

stumbling block

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

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

[ˈstʌmblɪŋˌblɒk] nostacolo, scoglio
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