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English definition of “go back on sth”

go back on sth

phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (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.Making and breaking promises and commitmentsChanging your mind
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