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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
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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)
Translations of “set sth/sb back”
in Chinese (Simplified) 耽误, 推迟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耽誤, 延遲…
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