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I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn't be set back.
Peter Mandelson

Meaning of "set back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SET BACK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SET BACK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Set back is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

WHAT DOES SET BACK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of set back in the English dictionary

The first definition of set back in the dictionary is to hinder; impede. Other definition of set back is to cost a specified amount. Set back is also anything that serves to hinder or impede.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SET BACK

set about
set against
set aside
set at naught
set by the ears
set chisel
set designer
set down
set eyes on
set fire to
set forth
set in
set menu
set off
set on
set on foot
set one´s cap for
set one´s face against
set one´s hand to
set one´s heart on

WORDS THAT END LIKE SET BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
on one´s back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
sit back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of set back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «set back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SET BACK

Find out the translation of set back to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of set back from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «set back» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

重新设置
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

retroceder
570 millions of speakers

English

set back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वापस सेट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انتكاسة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

установить обратно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recuada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফিরে সেট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

remettre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menetapkan semula
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zurücksetzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

戻す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다시 설정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyetel maneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kéo chậm lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீண்டும் அமைக்கவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परत सेट करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ritardare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ustawić z powrotem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

встановити назад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

set înapoi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γυρίσουν πίσω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stel terug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ställa tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

satt tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of set back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SET BACK»

The term «set back» is quite widely used and occupies the 38.892 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SET BACK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «set back» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «set back» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about set back

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4 QUOTES WITH «SET BACK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word set back.
1
Philip Kaufman
It just seemed to me to be a great story, set back in its time but something that seemed to have relevance for our time. Now that the film is coming out, it looks like we're back in another time where repression of expression is all the rage.
2
Peter Mandelson
I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn't be set back.
3
John Olver
So a truthful assessment of how America is doing in the war on terror as a result of President Bush's war on Iraq is that we have been set back by decades.
4
Dennis Ross
I wouldn't discount the possibility that the Israelis would act if they came to the conclusion that basically the world was prepared to live with Iran with nuclear weapons. They certainly have the capability by themselves to set back the Iranian nuclear program.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SET BACK»

Discover the use of set back in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to set back and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Volleyball: Steps to Success
The setter receives the ball the same as she would on a front set. The contact position above the forehead is the same too. The only difference is that the set is quickly set back behind the setter's head. Good setters are able to set in either ...
Bonnie Kenny, Cindy Gregory, 2006
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The Bounce Back Book: How to Thrive in the Face of ...
A dynamic guide to happiness offers creative insights and practical techniques for overcoming the challenges of life, with seventy easy-to-accomplish suggestions for transforming adversity into opportunity and for moving forward in life ...
Karen Salmansohn, 2008
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I-Car Professional Automotive Collision Repair
Set-back is when one wheel is moved back. It creates an unequal wheelbase between the left and right sides of a vehicle. Set-back may be caused by an impact to a front wheel assembly that moves a lower control arm, engine cradle, ...
James E. Duffy, 2000
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Encyclopedia of K9 Terminology:
Rear pastern set back. The rear pastern set back is the distance the rear pastern is set when it is perpendicular to the ground in relation to a plumb line dropped from the rearmost point of the hindquarters. When the portion ofthe leg belowthe  ...
Edward M. Gilbert, Jr, Patricia H. Gilbert, 2013
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Popular Science
There never was a better time for the Sensor Set-Back Thermostat. Whether your heating system uses natural gas, oil, electricity, or any other fuel source, this unique set-back thermostat will save you money. Beyond the benefit of savings for ...
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Truck Company Operations
Several key factors that affect the capability of an aerial device to effectively reach an objective are height of objective, set back, length of aerial device, presence of hazards, and apparatus constraints. Height of objective and set-back. As the ...
John Mittendorf, 2010
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Dictionary of Building and Civil Engineering: English/French ...
... maintenance f servo-control servocommande f servo-motor servomoteur m set [ predetermined] fixe adj set back (from) en retrait (de) set on edge posé sur champ set [of drawings, tools, etc] jeu m set [e.g. of drawings] série f set [of equipment, ...
Don Montague, 2003
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English-Amharic Context Dictionary
Set this aside for me! set back a>& * AA » »°AA Set back the hands of the clock one hour! AW> ' « A**^ ' <d£ » AA ' ""AAai- (be) set back 1. «w»(VrhA s in\0°ah. All our efforts at reform have been set back. A*"?? <f A s f&Wiah > t<J ^ s y-A* i ...
Wolf Leslau, 1973
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After the Storm. . .: There Is Healing
Set. Back. Your money was stolen and you were Unable to feed your family on that day. Remember, it's not the end, it's just a set back. A set back to see who's in your corner, Or who has to be cast away. Your significant other has left you.
Kristi Moore, 2003
10
Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis in C :: Perfect ...
Set BACK [NEW]: = NULL. Else: Set FORW [LAST]: = NEW. Set BACK [NEW]: = LAST. [New node now points to original first node.] Set LAST: = NEW. [Changes LAST so it points to the new node.] [End of If structure.] 6. Exit. ADDAFTER ( FIRST ...
Harry. H. Chaudhary., 2014

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SET BACK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term set back is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fears that Ebola crisis will set back malaria fight
Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, who heads the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) ... We're really concerned that Ebola will cause a setback to the efforts on malaria. «BBC News, Oct 14»

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