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English definition of “turn your back on sth”

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turn your back on sth

( also turn away from sth)
C2 to stop being involved in something: Spain cannot afford to turn its back on tourism.
Translations of “turn your back on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不再參與…, 對…置之不理…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不再参与…, 对…置之不理…
(Definition of turn your back on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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