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  1. set-back, setoff, offsetnoun

    structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

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

  2. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eyeverb

    an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

    Synonyms:
    nose candy, reversal, turnabout, puff, turnaround, setback, snow, about-face, opposite, change of mind, gust, shock, black eye, reverse, flip-flop, verso, policy change, volte-face, mouse, turn around, shiner, contrary, bump, blow, transposition, coke, reversion, blast, reverse gear

  3. 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, set back, 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

  4. set backverb

    slow down the progress of; hinder

    "His late start set him back"

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

  5. 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, set back, put off, hold over, knock back, replace, prorogue, put back, defer

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  1. List of paraphrases for "set-back":

    setback, backhand

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How to use set-back in a sentence?

  1. Attila Vago:

    It is hard to determine at this stage to what extent the new restrictions set back sales of the medicine, but the product has not vanished from the market.

  2. 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.

  3. Tang Jianwei:

    If there is a set-back in trade talks, both external demand and domestic demand could be hit. If the U.S. and China reach a trade deal, China will have to step up imports form the U.S., which will reduce its trade surplus, which will reduce net exports' contribution to GDP growth.

  4. Lawrence Gostin:

    It spurred public violence, there was... distrust of public health authorities, people didn't come in for treatment and it was thought that it actually set back the outbreak response considerably.

  5. 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.

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