the hurdles

Definition of the hurdles

  1. :  a race in which runners must jump over a series of barriers (called hurdles) He won a medal in the high hurdles. The hurdles is his best event.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a portable panel usually of wattled withes and stakes used especially for enclosing land or livestock

    :  a frame or sled formerly used in England for dragging traitors to execution

    :  an artificial barrier over which racers must leap

  1. :  to leap over especially while running (as in a sporting competition)

    :  overcome, surmount

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