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set·back

 (sĕt′băk′)
n.
1. An unanticipated or sudden check in progress; a change from better to worse.
2.
a. A steplike recession in a wall. Also called setoff.
b. Any of a series of such recessions in the rise of a tall building.
3. An automatically timed setting of a thermostat to a lower temperature, as in the home at night.

set•back

(ˈsɛtˌbæk)

n.
1. a check to progress; a reverse or defeat.
2. a recession of the upper part of a building from the building line.
3. an act or instance of setting back.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.setback - an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedessetback - an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
whammy - a serious or devastating setback

setback

noun hold-up, check, defeat, blow, upset, reverse, disappointment, hitch, misfortune, rebuff, whammy (informal, chiefly U.S.), bummer (slang), bit of trouble He has suffered a serious setback in his political career.

setback

noun
A change from better to worse:
Translations
عَقَبَه، تأخير، نَكْسَهنَكْسَة
nezdarpřekážka
forsinkelsetilbageslag
takaisku
nazadovanje
bakslag
妨げ
방해
nazadovanjeovira
bakslag
สิ่งที่ทำให้ล่าช้า
cản trở

setback

[ˈsetbæk] Nrevés m
to suffer a setbacksufrir un revés

setback

[ˈsɛtbæk] n
(= hitch) → revers m
a serious setback → un sérieux revers
(in health)rechute fset menu nmenu mset piece n
(in music competition)morceau m imposé
(in sport)combinaison f travaillée à l'entraînement
The first three Celtic goals came from set pieces → Les trois premiers buts de Celtic ont été marqués sur des combinaisons travaillées à l'entraînement.
(= section of film, novel) → scène fpl
the film's martial arts set pieces → les scènes d'arts martiaux du filmset point n (TENNIS)balle f de setset square néquerre f

setback

[ˈsɛtˌbæk] n (hitch) → contrattempo, inconveniente m; (more serious) → momento di crisi; (in health) → ricaduta

set

(set) present participle ˈsetting: past tense, past participle set verb
1. to put or place. She set the tray down on the table.
2. to put plates, knives, forks etc on (a table) for a meal. Please would you set the table for me?
3. to settle or arrange (a date, limit, price etc). It's difficult to set a price on a book when you don't know its value.
4. to give a person (a task etc) to do. The witch set the prince three tasks; The teacher set a test for her pupils; He should set the others a good example.
5. to cause to start doing something. His behaviour set people talking.
6. (of the sun etc) to disappear below the horizon. It gets cooler when the sun sets.
7. to become firm or solid. Has the concrete set?
8. to adjust (eg a clock or its alarm) so that it is ready to perform its function. He set the alarm for 7.00 a.m.
9. to arrange (hair) in waves or curls.
10. to fix in the surface of something, eg jewels in a ring.
11. to put (broken bones) into the correct position for healing. They set his broken arm.
adjective
1. fixed or arranged previously. There is a set procedure for doing this.
2. (often with on) ready, intending or determined (to do something). He is set on going.
3. deliberate. He had the set intention of hurting her.
4. stiff; fixed. He had a set smile on his face.
5. not changing or developing. set ideas.
6. (with with) having something set in it. a gold ring set with diamonds.
noun
1. a group of things used or belonging together. a set of carving tools; a complete set of (the novels of) Jane Austen.
2. an apparatus for receiving radio or television signals. a television/radio set.
3. a group of people. the musical set.
4. the process of setting hair. a shampoo and set.
5. scenery for a play or film. There was a very impressive set in the final act.
6. a group of six or more games in tennis. She won the first set and lost the next two.
ˈsetting noun
1. a background. This castle is the perfect setting for a murder.
2. an arrangement of jewels in eg a ring.
3. music composed for a poem etc. settings of folk songs.
ˈsetback noun
a delay in progress.
set phrase
a phrase which always occurs in one form, and which cannot be changed. `Of no fixed abode' is a set phrase.
ˈset-square noun
a triangular instrument with one right angle, used in geometrical drawing etc.
ˈsetting-lotion noun
a lotion that is used in setting the hair.
ˌset-ˈto
an argument or fight.
ˈset-up noun
an arrangement. There are several families living together in that house – it's a funny set-up.
all set (often with to)
ready or prepared (to do something); just on the point of (doing something). We were all set to leave when the phone rang.
set about
to begin. She set about planning her holiday; How will you set about this task?
set (someone) against (someone)
to cause (a person) to dislike (another person). She set the children against their father.
set aside
to keep for a special use or purpose. He set aside some cash for use at the weekend.
set back
to delay the progress of. His illness set him back a bit at school.
set down
(of a bus etc) to stop and let (passengers) out. The bus set us down outside the post-office.
set in
to begin or become established. Boredom soon set in among the children.
set off
1. (sometimes with on) to start a journey. We set off to go to the beach.
2. to cause to start doing something. She had almost stopped crying, but his harsh words set her off again.
3. to explode or ignite. You should let your father set off all the fireworks.
set (something or someone) on (someone)
to cause (eg dogs) to attack (a person). He set his dogs on me.
set out
1. to start a journey. He set out to explore the countryside.
2. to intend. I didn't set out to prove him wrong.
set to
to start to do something (vigorously). They set to, and finished the work the same day.
set up
1. to establish. When was the organization set up?
2. to arrange or construct. He set up the apparatus for the experiment.
set up camp
to erect tents etc. They set up camp in a field.
set up house
to establish one's own home. He'll soon be earning enough to set up house on his own.
set up shop
to start a shop.
set upon (also set on)
to attack. He set upon me in the dark.

setback

نَكْسَة nezdar tilbageslag Rückschlag αναποδιά contratiempo takaisku revers nazadovanje contrattempo 妨げ 방해 tegenslag tilbakeslag komplikacja contratempo регресс bakslag สิ่งที่ทำให้ล่าช้า engel cản trở 挫折

set·back

n. recaída; retraso, contrariedad.
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Brig Messenger said: "I wont pretend that there have not been setbacks and surprises, but the overall direction is one of progress.
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It is a concern that he gets small setbacks every time he gets ready to play.