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noun [countable]     setback pronunciation in British English
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  1. a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse
    setback for:

    Falling share prices may be another setback for the troubled economy.

    suffer a setback:

    Diplomatic efforts to ease the crisis suffered a setback today.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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