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To not keep a promise

break

verb

to not do something that you promised or agreed to do

go back on

to fail to do something that you have promised or agreed to do

renege

verb

to decide not to do something that you promised to do

cry off

to decide not to do something that you had promised or agreed to do

back out

to decide not to do something you agreed to do

fail

verb

if someone fails you, they do not do what they promised or what you trusted them to do

duck out of

to avoid doing something that you were intending to do or had promised to do

dishonour

verb

to fail to keep a promise or an agreement that you have made

rat on

to not do something that you promised to do

breach

noun

a failure to do something that you have promised to do or that people expect you to do

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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