set sb/sth back Meaning in Cambridge Learner Dictionary
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set sb/sth back

phrasal verb with set
 
 
/set/ verb ( present participle setting, past tense and past participle set)
to make something happen more slowly or later than it should: The heavy traffic set us back about half an hour.Delaying and wasting timePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
Translations of “set sb/sth back”
in Russian задерживать…
in Turkish geciktirmek, geriye atmak, geri bırakmak…
in Polish opóźniać kogoś/coś…
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