set back

Definitions of set back
  1. verb
    hold back to a later time
    synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, shelve, table
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    stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
    stop dealing with
    render temporarily ineffective
    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:
    act later than planned, scheduled, or required
  2. verb
    slow down the progress of; hinder
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    hinder, impede
    be a hindrance or obstacle to
  3. verb
    cost a certain amount
    synonyms: knock back, put back
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    be, cost
    be priced at
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