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setbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈsetˌbæk/
something that causes delay or stops progress: Democrats suffered a serious setback in yesterday’s election, losing all three contested seats.
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setbacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsetbæk/
something that happens that causes a delay or prevents a process from continuing: He suffered a setback yesterday in his attempts to take a stake in the mobile phone company.a setback to/for sth The new rule was a setback to smaller cable operators thinking of selling to other companies. a major/serious setback The decision is the latest in a series of setbacks for the industry.
STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a fall in prices on a stock or financial market: The mail order group suffered a 17p setback to 366.5p. Small companies are less likely to be diversified so setbacks in a single sector are more likely to wipe them out.
(Definition of setback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “setback”
in Chinese (Simplified) 挫折, 障碍…
in Turkish aksilik, terslik, engel…
in Russian задержка, неудача…
in Chinese (Traditional) 挫折, 障礙…
in Polish komplikacja, niepowodzenie…
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