break one's promise

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of break one's promise

: to not do what one said one would definitely do

Word by Word Definitions

break play
  1. : to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

  2. : fracture

  3. to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. : an act or action of breaking

  2. : the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

  3. : a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage : a condition produced by or as if by breaking : gap

promise play
  1. : a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified

  2. : a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

  3. : reason to expect something

  1. : to pledge to do, bring about, or provide

  2. : warrant, assure

  3. : betroth


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