Hold back and Set back

Hold back

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Hold back verb – To create difficulty for the work or activity of.
Set back and hold back are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Set back" instead a verb "Hold back".
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Set back

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Set back verb – Hold back to a later time.
Hold back and set back are semantically related. You can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Set back".
Synonyms for Set back
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Set back and Hold back. (2016). Retrieved 2021, June 21, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/hold_back/set_back
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