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

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"set sth/sb back" in British English

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set sth/sb back

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

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

"set sth/sb back" in Business English

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set sth/sb back

phrasal verb with set uk /set/ us verb setting, set, set

to delay an event or process:

A sustained rise in oil prices could set back the recovery.
set sth back by sth The launch of the new version could be set back by at least a year.

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

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