Translation of "setback" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈset.bæk/ us

something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing

Sally had been recovering well from her operation, but yesterday she experienced/suffered a setback.
There has been a slight/temporary setback in our plans.
→ See also set sth/sb back , set sth back

(Translation of “setback” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)