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English definition of “turn your back on sb”

turn your back on sb

C2 to refuse to help someone: Surely you won't turn your back on them?Disappointing yourself and others
(Definition of turn your back on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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