set back set back


  1. (v) hold back to a later time
  2. (v) slow down the progress of; hinder
  3. (v) cost a certain amount


  1. Mounting evidence suggests that passive screen sucking not only doesn't help children learn, but could also set back their development.
  2. And it could set back improving relations between India and China; Delhi is sure to face renewed pressure from Beijing to end its support for Tibetan exiles.
  3. It was quiet, set back away from the road where people could sit and enjoy their tea selections and relax, which is why I chose it.


  1. New set back for lawmakers in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, IL-- Lawmakers convened in Springfield to tackle the issue of pension reform, and experienced a surprising set back
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois

  2. OU’s Archeological Field School digs up Native American past

    On the outskirts of Athens, set back in the woods amid the rugged Appalachian landscape, 10 students from the Ohio University Archaeological Field School led by site director Paul Patton, have slowly been unearthing about 1,100 years of history in the form of a Native-American rock shelter.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Athens News

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anachronistic anachronistic
/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /