suffer a setback

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suffer a setback

To experience or encounter some kind of minor delay, obstacle, impasse, or failure. The project suffered a setback when we realized the manufacturer had stopped producing the part we needed. After suffering a couple of setbacks early on, the company has finally started making consistent profits and growth.
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suffer a setback

to have a minor or temporary failure. We suffered a setback when much of our vineyard was damaged by a fungus.
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Islamabad United suffered a setback as well when the team's vice-captain Rumman Raees damaged his leg while diving to save a boundary and got injured.
Gatland revealed he was told by Munster that the scrum-half (right) had suffered a setback last week in his return from a shoulder injury.
Baines was on the road to recovery following the international break but suffered a setback in a behind-closed-doors friendly with his former club Wigan Athletic.
Meanwhile, James McCarthy has suffered a setback in his return from injury.
Summary: Aaron Lennon has suffered a setback in his recovery from a groin problem, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed.
EVERTON: The Toffees midfielder Mikel Arteta has suffered a setback in his recovery from a serious knee injury.
However, a statement from Spurs read: "Ledley King has not suffered a setback following knee surgery in the summer.
Another of the Highclere team to return this term is the 2005 Goodwood Cup winner Distinction, who suffered a setback after finishing third to Yeats in last year's Ascot Gold Cup.
Injury-prone Barrett suffered a setback in training and needs knee surgery next week.
Dave Wyndorf suffered a setback in his own fight and was hospitalised due to a drug overdose.
Contepomi was looking to really push on, but suffered a setback when he injured his neck while playing for his country during the summer and has yet to return to action.
BREEDERS' Cup winner Chriselliam, the 5-1 favourite for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas in May, has suffered a setback.
JOOS Valgaeren's hopes of making Belgium's World Cup squad this summer have suffered a setback after being forced out of this week's friendly match with Norway because of a stomach injury.