set back

set back
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "set back":
present tense I/you/we/they set back he/she/it sets back present participle setting back past tense set back past participle set back
1) to delay the progress of someone or something

The spending cuts have set the research project back several years.

2) set someone back something
informal to cost someone a particular amount of money, especially a large amount

Jim's new car must have set him back £30,000.


English dictionary. 2014.

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