break\ one's\ word

v. phr.
To renege on a promise.

When Jake broke his word that he would marry Sarah, she became very depressed.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • break one's word — {v. phr.} To renege on a promise. * /When Jake broke his word that he would marry Sarah, she became very depressed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break one's word — {v. phr.} To renege on a promise. * /When Jake broke his word that he would marry Sarah, she became very depressed./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • break one's word — To fail to keep one s promise • • • Main Entry: ↑word * * * fail to do what one has promised …   Useful english dictionary

  • break one's word — index fail (neglect), perjure Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • break one's word — breach a promise, violate a promise, not to stand behind one s words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keep one's word — {v. phr.} To do what one has promised; fulfill one s promise. * /Paul kept his word and paid me the $250 that he owed me right on time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep one's word — {v. phr.} To do what one has promised; fulfill one s promise. * /Paul kept his word and paid me the $250 that he owed me right on time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • deny one's word — break one s promise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • go back on one's word — {v. phr.} To renege; break a promise. * /Patrick went back on his word when he refused to marry Karen in spite of his earlier promise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go back on one's word — {v. phr.} To renege; break a promise. * /Patrick went back on his word when he refused to marry Karen in spite of his earlier promise./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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