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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OSPREYS wing Hanno Dirksen is to miss the start of the season after suffering a setback in his recovery from knee surgery.
SUNDERLAND full-back Kieran Richardson remains a doubt for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa after suffering a setback in training.
CLICHE, a 33-1 shot with Ladbrokes, is out of the 1,000 Guineas after suffering a setback, writes Tony Elves.
MUTAMAM will miss the Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba on March 24 after suffering a setback in training.