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Definitions and Synonyms of set back | Another word for set back | What is set back?

Samples where set back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His late start set him back

(set back is a kind of ...) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

Definition 2: cost a certain amount - [verb of stative]

Samples where set back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000

Synonyms for set back in the sense of this definition

(set back is a kind of ...) be priced at

"These shoes cost $100"

Definition 3: hold back to a later time - [verb of stative]

Samples where set back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's postpone the exam

Synonyms for set back in the sense of this definition

(set back is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of set back ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

(... is a kind of set back ) stop dealing with

"hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

(... is a kind of set back ) render temporarily ineffective

"the prison sentence was suspended"

(... is a kind of set back ) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

(... is a kind of set back ) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

(set back implies ...) assign a new time and place for an event

"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

(set back implies ...) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party" "we had to scrub our vacation plans" "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

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