suffer a setback

suffer a setback
lose a game, fail a test, become injured or ill

Italy's soccer team suffered a setback losing to Ireland.

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  • setback — n. 1) to have, receive, suffer a setback 2) a serious; unexpected setback 3) a business; diplomatic; financial; military; personal; political; professional setback * * * [ setbæk] diplomatic financial military personal political professional… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • setback — UK [ˈsetˌbæk] / US noun [countable] Word forms setback : singular setback plural setbacks 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.… …   English dictionary

  • setback — set|back [ set,bæk ] noun count a problem that delays or 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… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Setback (land use) — This article is about minimum distances between buildings and the lot line. For regulations regarding step like recessions in walls, which accomplish many of the same goals, see Setback (architecture).In land use, a setback is the distance which… …   Wikipedia

  • setback — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ temporary ▪ early, initial ▪ big, huge, major, serious, severe, significant …   Collocations dictionary

  • suffer — verb ADVERB ▪ a lot, badly, enormously, greatly, grievously, horribly, immensely, mightily, severely, terribly, tremendously …   Collocations dictionary

  • suffer */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌfə(r)] / US [ˈsʌfər] verb Word forms suffer : present tense I/you/we/they suffer he/she/it suffers present participle suffering past tense suffered past participle suffered 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to feel pain in your body or your… …   English dictionary

  • suffer — [[t]sʌ̱fə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ suffers, suffering, suffered 1) VERB If you suffer pain, you feel it in your body or in your mind. [V n] Within a few days she had become seriously ill, suffering great pain and discomfort... Can you assure me that my father… …   English dictionary

  • Campaign to Defend Siping — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Campaign to Defend Siping partof=the Chinese Civil War place=Siping (city), Jilin, China date=April 17, 1946 May 19, 1946 result=stalemate, Nationalist took Siping but not Changchun combatant1= combatant2=… …   Wikipedia

  • Crime, Law Enforcement, and Penology — ▪ 1995 Introduction Terrorism.       Peace talks continued in 1994 between Israel and its Arab neighbours despite a series of murderous incidents, while in Northern Ireland the Irish Republican Army, one of the world s most tenacious terrorist… …   Universalium