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  1. set-back, setoff, offsetverb

    structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

    Synonyms:
    outset, runner, counterbalance, first, stolon, showtime, setoff, starting time, offshoot, set-back, start, offset printing, get-go, kickoff, outgrowth, commencement, offset, branch, beginning

  2. postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put offverb

    hold back to a later time

    "let's postpone the exam"

    Synonyms:
    put back, put over, elude, circumvent, turn off, confuse, sidestep, dishearten, remand, give in, remit, parry, dodge, bow, send back, tabulate, accede, flurry, prorogue, hedge, put off, evade, defer, tabularise, table, tabularize, carry over, postpone, duck, slacken, shelve, hold over, disconcert, knock back, get across, fudge, submit, skirt

  3. set backverb

    slow down the progress of; hinder

    "His late start set him back"

    Synonyms:
    table, shelve, put over, postpone, remit, put off, hold over, knock back, prorogue, put back, defer

  4. set back, knock back, put backverb

    cost a certain amount

    "My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000"

    Synonyms:
    table, shelve, put over, postpone, remit, put off, hold over, knock back, replace, prorogue, put back, defer

How to use set back in a sentence?

  1. Peter Shumlin:

    Pushing for single payer health care when the time isn’t right and it might hurt our economy would not be good for Vermont and it would not be good for true health care reform, it could set back for years all of our hard work toward the important goal of universal, publicly-financed health care for all.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    The strong consensus is that in order for us to succeed long-term in this fight against (ISIS), we have to develop local security forces that can sustain progress. It is not enough for us to simply send in American troops to temporarily set back organizations like (ISIS), but then as soon as we leave see that void filled again by extremists, if we try to do everything ourselves all across the Middle East, all across North Africa, we'll be playing whack-a-mole and there'll be a whole lot of unintended consequences that ultimately make us less secure.

  3. Tom Evans:

    The court of appeal have reached out to us and said Alfie Evans ' parents are going to set back three judges to hear the case.

  4. Michael Walker:

    They deserve a house, they deserve to not worry about where we going to be staying month after month and week after week, we have plans and something always seems to come up. Something always happens and we always set back.

  5. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images -RRB- Milstein:

    The discrimination and racism these Russian and Belarusian players are facing right now is remarkable, we're being set back 30 years. I have players calling me, parents calling me. They're concerned whether they'll be able to play, whether they'll be safe.

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