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English definition of “set sb/sth back”

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
(Definition of set sb/sth back from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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