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- v. To be treacherous or faithless to; betray; as, to go back on friends.
- v. To fail to keep; to renege on; as, to go back on one's promises.
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- v. fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
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I must go back on my trail by Kastrati and Skreli, and ascend the valley of the Proni Thaat.
Her heart was pounding as she rested against him, waiting, re-couping, confident in a moment — with warmth and gentleness and the promise of next week — he would say, "Let's go back on deck."
After the administrator and Marjorie Tench forced me to perjure myself in the press conference, they knew I couldn't go back on my word.
Rejoined Khusrau, “Thou art right, but it would dishonour a king to go back on his gift; and the thing is done.”
Irene wouldn't be able to deny the problems caused by her daughter's behavior, and maybe, just maybe, that all-girls school in New England would go back on the table.
Because the person knows too much about his organization: how much to offer a guy to go back on what's practically a done deal, which moneyman's on shaky enough ground to be bribed.
We now made smaller caches, and in the nighttime it was a small matter to go back on the trail we had broken, and change them in such way that one might deem the wolverines the thieves.
And the human voice, the voice of a god, issuing from the throat of the tiny, snow-white bird, had made Michael go back on his haunches, while, with eyes and nostrils, he quested the steerage for the human who had spoken.
“All right, Missus Agonyness, I'll drive slower nor usual, and go back on my route, an 'you ken foller the wagon.