Set back - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈset ˈbæk|
Brit.  |set ˈbæk|

verb

- hold back to a later time (syn: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, shelve, table)
- slow down the progress of; hinder
- cost a certain amount (syn: put back)

Examples

The cost of the war has set back national development by ten years.

The election will be set back to July to avoid the June holiday.

The boy's education has set me back more than $3000.

Their house is set back from the road.

Environmental experts said the move would set back further research.

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