set back

set back(
seht
 
bahk
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to put back in time)
a. retrasar
Bad weather set the project back a month.El mal tiempo retrasó el proyecto un mes.
b. atrasar
Do we need to set the clocks back or move them forward tonight?¿Esta noche tenemos que atrasar los relojes o adelantarlos?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to cost)
a. costar
This watch set me back a thousand bucks, but I've never regretted it.Este reloj me costó mil dólares, pero nunca me arrepentí.
b. salir por
Just one shot of this whisky'll set you back thirty bucks.Un solo chupito de este whisky te saldrá por treinta dólares.
3. (to place away)
a. apartar
We should set the boat back from the water more so that it doesn't wash away when the tide comes in.Debemos apartar el bote del agua más para que no se lo lleve la marea cuando suba.
b. retirar
Let's set the chair back from the door a bit more so we can keep it wide open.Hay que retirar la silla de la puerta un poco más para que podamos mantenerla completamente abierta.
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set back
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (delay)
a. retrasar
2. (colloquial)
a. costar (cost)
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set back
transitive verb
1 (retard) [+project, process] retrasar; [+clocks] atrasar
this has set us back some years esto nos ha retrasado varios años
2 (place apart) apartar
a house set back from the road una casa apartada de la carretera
3 (cost) costar
the dinner set me back £40 la cena me costó 40 libras
4 (replace) devolver a su lugar
he set it back in its proper place on the shelf
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