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Synonyms for set back

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  1. set-back, setoff, offset(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    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 back(verb)

    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 back(verb)

    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

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How to say set back in sign language?

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How to use set back in a sentence?

  1. Sam Stovall:

    The market has a singular focus to retake the old highs set back in May last year.

  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. Inia Seruiratu:

    We live in constant fear that a direct hit from intensifying cyclones could wipe out our economy altogether and set back our development by decades.

  5. Robert Einhorn:

    This probably was the best choice he could make - much better than having a meeting that would deepen the divisions, lead to angry recriminations and set back any prospect for getting back on track. encyclopedia.


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