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  • noun athletics A track and field running event where the runners have to jump over a number of hurdles.
  • noun hurdles collectively; frames of twigs, etc. for enclosing land
  • verb Present participle of hurdle.

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  • noun a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles


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  • The IOC delegation, headed by Moroccan Nawal El Moutawakel, a Casablanca native who won an Olympic gold medal in hurdling in 1984, will ride horse-drawn carriages Wednesday to billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg's swank Upper East Side apartment for drinks and dinner — and possibly hobnob with Donald Trump. - Salesmanship at the core of Big Apple's Olympic bid 2005

  • After training with the Olympian, who is passionate about getting kids off their bums, your youngsters won't necessarily become hurdling champions too, but they should have a new enthusiasm for sport and exercise – after trying mountain biking, kayaking, zip-wiring and more.

    Holidays with celebrities: star-spangled banter 2011

  • He followed the sound of the gun report, hurdling steps an entire flight at a time, as the smell of cordite stung his nose.

    Surrender the Dark L. A. Banks 2011

  • Preamble William 'The Refrigerator' Perry pulling in a touchdown pass; Charles Martin crossing Jim McMahon off his hit-list; Brett Favre hurdling a defender on his way to a 36-yard touchdown run on a Halloween-themed Monday night special.

    Green Bay Packers 27-17 Chicago Bears - as it happened | Paolo Bandini 2011

  • One chased another to a far corner of the yard, then they raced back, hurdling a row of butterfly bushes with ease.

    Skipping a Beat Sarah Pekkanen 2011

  • Hurricane Fly's sire, Montjeu, was a top-class Flat racer, who has imparted finishing speed to his hurdling son, but for it to be effective the jockey must apply it at the right moment to nullify the stamina of more traditionally bred jumping horses.

    Ruby Walsh displays mastery of Cheltenham with hat-trick of winners 2011

  • • Gelding remains third favourite for hurdling crown

    Peddlers Cross heads for Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham after easy win 2011

  • The Sir Henry Cecil-trained Plato scored in the Flat race in March and has now embarked on a hurdling career for connections who will certainly have had their card marked about the horse's ability.

    Tattenham Corner 2012

  • Oh, when he ran with me up the long-grass slopes, and down the long-grass slopes, it was like hurdling in a dream, for he cleared the grass at every bound, leaping like a deer, a rabbit, or a fox-terrier — you know how they do.


  • Giants 3 Jets 7, 4:43 2nd quarter Three and out again for the Giants, but this time Kerley comes up with a really nice return - hurdling defenders and spinning all in the same motion as he bursts down the left sideline before eventually being forced out at the halfway line.

    New York Giants 29 New York Jets 14 - as it happened | Paolo Bandini 2011


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