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Oxford dictionary definition of the word hurdle:
1one of a series of upright frames over which athletes in a race must jump:
a hurdle race
(hurdles) a hurdle race:
the 100 m hurdles
2a problem or difficulty that must be overcome:
many would like to emigrate to the United States, but face formidable hurdles
3a portable rectangular frame strengthened with withies or wooden bars, used as a temporary fence.
a horse race over a series of hurdles:
a handicap hurdle
4British historical a frame on which traitors were dragged to execution.
1 [no object] take part in a hurdle race:
this gelding hurdled fluently
she took up hurdling
[with object] jump over (a hurdle or other obstacle) while running:
all 450 runners had hurdled the barriers
2 [with object] enclose or fence off with hurdles:
(as adjective hurdled)
a maze of individual hurdled pens
fall at the first hurdle
meet with failure at a very early stage of an undertaking:
the campaign could fall at the first hurdle if they fail to secure planning permission
Old English hyrdel ‘temporary fence’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch horde and German Hürde