setback

Meaning(s)

1. a stall or reversal of progress

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a setback in the game

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A setback is something which causes a disruption or a reversal in progress. This phrase is often used to describe an event which will lead to a loss of time or resources. This is a common word used in professional and social circumstances.

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  1. My brother's illness was a huge setback for the entire family.
  2. Failing this exam was just a slight setback. I'll retake it and continue with my studies.

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  1. We have encountered a few minor setbacks, but nothing that can't be resolved.
  2. The storm last year caused a huge setback in our plans.

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fall behind (on)

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