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English definition of “set sth back”

set sth back

verb uk phrasal verb with set   /set/ (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set) us  
to reduce something to a weaker or less advanced state: This result has set back their chances of winning the competition.
See also
Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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