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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 set·back /ˈsɛtˌbæk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Set·back n.
 1. Arch. Offset, n., 4.
 2. A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy. [U. S.]
 3. A reversal of progress in an endeavor; a reverse; a backset; a check; a repulse; a relapse. [Colloq. U.S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly [syn: setoff,

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something
          that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal,
           blow, black eye]