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go back on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to fail to keep a promise, or to change a decision or agreement: The government looks likely to go back on its decision to close the mines. She's gone back on her word and decided not to give me the job after all.
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