Definitions for: Set Back

[n] structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
[v] hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
[v] slow down the progress of; hinder; "His late start set him back"
[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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