English - Vietnamese Dictionary
obstacles'ɑbstəkl /'ɒb-Thesaurus Dictionary
+something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
+an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
Advanced English Dictionary
impediment, hindrance, obstruction, hurdle, hitch, catch, snag, stumbling-block, barrier, bar, check:
The obstacles in the road prevented our proceeding further. One must often overcome many obstacles before achieving success.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (to sth / to doing sth) a situation, an event, etc. that makes it difficult for you to do or achieve sth: A lack of qualifications can be a major obstacle to finding a job. + So far, we have managed to overcome all the obstacles that have been placed in our path. + The MP claims that there is now no obstacle to him standing at the next general election.
2 an object that is in your way and that makes it difficult for you to move forward: The area was full of streams and bogs and other natural obstacles.
3 (in SHOWJUMPING) a fence, etc. for a horse to jump over
big, chief, main, major | enormous, formidable, serious
The attitude of the unions is a serious obstacle.
| impossible, insuperable, insurmountable
Lack of money has proved an almost insurmountable obstacle.
VERB + OBSTACLE
pose, prove, remain | come across, encounter | overcome, remove, surmount
He was determined to overcome all obstacles in his way.
Lack of childcare provision can be a major obstacle for women wishing to work.
| ~ to
The huge distances involved have proved an obstacle to communication between villages.
an obstacle in the path/way (of sb/sth)
The release of prisoners remains an obstacle in the path of a peace agreement.
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