set back

verb

Definition of set back

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to slow the progress of :  hinder, delay

  3. 2 :  cost a new suit will set you back $200

1600

First Known Use of set back

1600

Learn More about set back


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up set back? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!