set back (2)

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This page is about the phrasal verb set back (2).

Meaning: If something has set you back fifty dollars, it has cost you fifty dollars.

Synonym: cost

For example:

  • set sb back His new TV must have set him back at least $2,000.

  • set sb back How much would a ticket to The Bahamas set me back?

Quick Quiz:

Amy's new watch set her back

a. one new boyfriend

b. two thousand dollars

c. three full days

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