set back

Primary Meanings of set back

1.
v
hold back to a later time
2.
v
cost a certain amount
Full Definitions of set back
1

v hold back to a later time

Synonyms:
defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, shelve, table
Types:
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call
stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
hold
stop dealing with
suspend
render temporarily ineffective
probate
put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
reprieve, respite
postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
Type of:
delay
act later than planned, scheduled, or required

v slow down the progress of; hinder

Type of:
hinder, impede
be a hindrance or obstacle to
2

v cost a certain amount

Synonyms:
knock back, put back
Type of:
be, cost
be priced at

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