HyperDic: set_back

English > 3 senses of the expression set back:
VERBstativeset back, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, defer, remit, put offhold back to a later time
socialset backslow down the progress of
stativeset back, knock back, put backcost a certain amount
English > set back: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaninghold back to a later time.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspostpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, defer, remit, put off
Entailscancel, call off, scratch, scrubpostpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
rescheduleAssign a new time and place for an event
Narrowercallstop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
holdstop dealing with
probateput a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence
reprieve, respitepostpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
suspendRender temporarily ineffective / ineffective / ineffective
BroaderdelayAct later than planned, scheduled, or required
Spanishaplazar, demorar, posponer, postergar, retrasar
Catalanajornar, endarrerir, posposar
English > set back: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningslow down the progress of; hinder.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Broaderimpede, hinderBe a hindrance or obstacle to
Spanishfrenar, retrasar
Nounssetbackan unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes
English > set back: 3 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningcost a certain amount.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsknock back, put back
Broadercost, beBe priced at
See alsosetput into a certain place or abstract location

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