set sth back Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “set sth back” in the English Dictionary

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set sth back

phrasal verb with set uk   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to ​reduce something to a ​weaker or less ​advancedstate: This ​defeat has set back ​theirchances of ​winning the ​competition.
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(Definition of set sth back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “set sth back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 削弱, 使倒退, 使受挫…
in Chinese (Traditional) 削弱, 使倒退, 使受挫…
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