Meaning of “set sb back (sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"set sb back (sth)" in British English

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set sb back (sth)

informal
phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us /set/ verb present participle setting, past tense and past participle set

(Definition of “set sb back (sth)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"set sb back (sth)" in Business English

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set sb back (sth)

phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us 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.

(Definition of “set sb back (sth)” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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