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  Definition of set back
  1. slow down the progress of; hinder; "His late start set him back"
  2. hold back to a later time; "let''s postpone the exam"
  3. cost a certain amount; "My daughter''s wedding set me back $20,000"
Similar Words: postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, defer, remit, put off, knock back, put back

 

Hyponyms: call, hold, suspend, probate, reprieve, respite

 

Entailments: cancel, call off, reschedule

 

Derivational Morphology: reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye, putoff, postponement, deferment, deferral, shelver, prorogation, procrastinator, postponer, cunctator

 

Anagrams: setback

 

 
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