Definition of set back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

set back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

set somebody back something

[no passive](informal)
 
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to cost someone a particular amount of money The repairs could set you back over $200.

set something back (from something)

[usually passive]
 
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to place something, especially a building, at a distance from something The house is set well back from the road.