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Definition of 'setback'

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The biggest setbacks came in the construction industry and the services sector. The Sun (2011)The trainer and his team have come too far to risk another setback now. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This week she suffers a serious setback. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes you have to take a big setback like this on the chin and learn from it. The Sun (2014)But she suffered one medical setback after another and met them all with courage and confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is seen as a serious setback for the president who is seeking his third term. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For some bands the death of an iconic lead singer could be seen as an inconvenient career setback. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yesterday came news of another setback. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its retention is a serious setback. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yesterday's setback moves it in the other direction. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The attack last December had not been the first setback in his career. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In these games and in your managerial career there are setbacks, they are not nice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This was a big setback for England. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's a big setback for the club. The Sun (2012)What's more, the resulting setbacks are forcing a serious review of your priorities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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British English: setback /ˈsɛtbæk/ NOUN
A setback is an event that delays your progress or reverses some of the progress that you have made.
He suffered a serious setback in his political career.
  • American English: setback
  • Arabic: نَكْسَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: contratempo
  • Chinese: 挫折
  • Croatian: nazadovanje
  • Czech: nezdar
  • Danish: tilbageslag
  • Dutch: tegenslag
  • European Spanish: contratiempo
  • Finnish: takaisku
  • French: revers
  • German: Rückschlag
  • Greek: αναποδιά
  • Italian: contrattempo
  • Japanese: 妨げ
  • Korean: 방해
  • Norwegian: tilbakeslag
  • Polish: komplikacja
  • European Portuguese: contratempo
  • Romanian: pas înapoi
  • Russian: регресс
  • Spanish: contratiempo
  • Swedish: bakslag
  • Thai: สิ่งที่ทำให้ล่าช้า
  • Turkish: engel
  • Ukrainian: невдача
  • Vietnamese: cản trở

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