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go back on


Definitions from WordNet

Verb go back on has 1 sense
  1. renege, renege on, renegue on, go back on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
    --1 is one way to revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something

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Go Back On


The term "go back on" is a phrasal verb that means to break a promise, agreement, or commitment.


Sense: break a promise

Part of speech: Verb

Example sentence 1: He promised he would help, but he went back on his word the day before the event.

Example sentence 2: I can't believe she went back on her promise to pick me up from the airport.

Sense: break an agreement

Part of speech: Verb

Example sentence 1: The company feared the other party would go back on the agreement they had just signed.

Example sentence 2: If you go back on the contract, serious consequences can occur.

Sense: break a commitment

Part of speech: Verb

Example sentence 1: They were angry when he went back on his commitment to attend the meeting.

Example sentence 2: Going back on her commitment to lead the project disappointed the entire team.

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