go back on
phrasal 1. abandon 2. betray 3. fail

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go back on — go back / go back on [v] break promise; change one’s mind abandon, betray, be unfaithful, desert, forsake, leave in the lurch*, renege, repudiate, retract, return, revert, run out on; concepts 13,71 Ant. keep, promise …   New thesaurus

  • go back on — index abandon (relinquish) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • go back on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms go back on : present tense I/you/we/they go back on he/she/it goes back on present participle going back on past tense went back on past participle gone back on go back on something to fail to do something… …   English dictionary

  • go back on — verb a) To be treacherous or faithless to; betray; as, to go back on friends. On Sunday Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his country would not go back on its nuclear programme. BBC News b) To fail to keep; to renege on; as, to go back… …   Wiktionary

  • go\ back\ on — v. phr. 1. To turn against; not be faithful or loyal to. Many of the man s friends went back on him when he was sent to prison. The boy s father told him not to go back on his promise. Compare: back down, turn one s back on 2. To fail to do… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go back on — {v. phr.} 1. To turn against; not be faithful or loyal to. * /Many of the man s friends went back on him when he was sent to prison./ * /The boy s father told him not to go back on his promise./ Compare: BACK DOWN, TURN ONE S BACK. 2. To fail to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go back on — {v. phr.} 1. To turn against; not be faithful or loyal to. * /Many of the man s friends went back on him when he was sent to prison./ * /The boy s father told him not to go back on his promise./ Compare: BACK DOWN, TURN ONE S BACK. 2. To fail to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go back on — PHRASAL VERB If you go back on a promise or agreement, you do not do what you promised or agreed to do. [V P P n] The budget crisis has forced the President to go back on his word …   English dictionary

  • go back on — phr verb Go back on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑agreement, ↑assurance, ↑pledge, ↑promise, ↑word …   Collocations dictionary

  • go back on — reverse a decision, break a promise    Mat wouldn t go back on his word. He s very dependable …   English idioms

  • go back on — turn against, not be faithful to He promised not to go back on his word about the discount tickets …   Idioms and examples

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