set sth/sb back Meaning in the Cambridge 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   us   /set/ verb (present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
C1 to ​delay an ​event, ​process, or ​person: The ​opening of the new ​swimmingpool has been set back by a few ​weeks. A ​war would ​inevitably set back the ​process of ​reform.
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(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   us   /set/ verb (setting, set, set)
to delay an ​event or ​process: A ​sustainedrise in ​oilprices 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)
Translations of “set sth/sb back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 耽误, 推迟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耽誤, 延遲…
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