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Meaning of SET BACK

Pronunciation:  set bak

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
  2. [v]  hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
  3. [v]  slow down the progress of; hinder; "His late start set him back"
  4. [v]  cost a certain amount; "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000"
 
 Synonyms: defer, hold over, knock back, offset, postpone, prorogue, put back, put off, put over, remit, setoff, shelve, table
 
 See Also: be, call, call off, cancel, construction, cost, delay, hinder, hold, impede, probate, reprieve, reschedule, respite, structure, suspend

 

 

 

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