French translation of 'set back'
separable transitive verb
- (in time)
retarderto set sth back by
retarder qch de
⇒ a house set back from the road
une maison située en retrait de la route
- (informal, = cost sb)
⇒ How much did that set you back?
Combien cela vous a coûté?to set sb back £50
en coûter 50 livres à qn
Example Sentences Including 'set back'
There were a couple of bars and cafés set back from the wharves, and a large chandlers that announced diesel at competitive prices.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
I was surrounded by industrial units, all set back from the road behind ugly security fences.THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)
`Shit," she said, switching the set back on, `I can't concentrate.An Older Woman
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Translation of set back from the Collins English to French Dictionary