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English definition of “set sb back (sth)”

set sb back (sth)

phrasal verb with set
/set/ verb (setting, set, set)
informal to cost someone a large amount of money: The accident will set the car's owner back about €2,000. It is a place where a cup of coffee costs $3 and a sandwich for lunch can set you back $10.
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