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    set back

    set back - Dictionary definition and meaning for word set back

    Definition
    (verb) hold back to a later time
    Example Sentence
    • let's postpone the exam
    Definition
    (verb) slow down the progress of; hinder
    Example Sentence
    • His late start set him back
    Definition
    (verb) cost a certain amount
    Synonyms : knock back , put back
    Example Sentence
    • My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000
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