Italian translation of 'set back'
transitive verb + adverb
to set back the clock (by one hour)
mettere l'orologio indietro (di un'ora)the strike has set us back 6 months
lo sciopero ci ha fatto perdere 6 mesi
a house set back from the road
una casa a una certa distanza dalla strada
- (informal, cost)
it set me back £900
mi è costato la bellezza di 900 sterline
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 Italian Dictionary