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noun     hurdle pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an upright frame that a person or horse must jump over during a race. The sport of racing over hurdles is called hurdling, and a person or horse who takes part is called a hurdler.
  2. 2
    [countable] one of several problems that you must solve before you can do something successfully

    Finding investors is the biggest hurdle we face.

    cross/clear a hurdle (=deal successfully with it):

    I’ll feel better after we’ve cleared that hurdle.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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