setback

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɛtbæk/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɛtˌbæk/


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setback

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. suffered a [crushing, demoralizing, definitive] setback
  2. a [career, commercial, professional, business, financial] setback
  3. a setback to the [peace talks, negotiations, progress]
  4. a setback to their [plan, ambitions, hopes, proposal, bid]
  5. the setback [dampened, diminished] his [hopes]
  6. managed to overcome the [last, latest, previous] setback
  7. was not [deterred, put off, demoralized] by the setback
  8. succeeded, but not without [major, serious] setbacks
  9. had a few (minor) setbacks
  10. due to several setbacks
  11. the required setback for the [house, property, building]
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