1. 1〔従わない〕disobey; go against
    • 命令に背く
    • disobey [disregard] an order
    • 一郎は親の意に背いて俳優になった
    • Ichiro 「disobeyed his parents [went against his parents' wishes] and became an actor./Ichiro became an actor against his parents' wishes.
    • 上司に背く
    • rebel against [betray] one's superior
    • 妻に背かれて彼はやけになっていた
    • 〔裏切られて〕He was in a desperate mood, having been betrayed by his wife.
  1. 2〔違反する〕
    • 約束に背く
    • break one's word
    • それでは規則に背くことになります
    • That would 「be against [break/infringe on] the rules.
  1. 3〔予想されたことと反対になる〕
    • 人の期待に背く
    • be [act] contrary to a person's expectations
    • 山田の最新作は彼の評判に背かない出来栄えだ
    • Yamada's latest work 「lives up to [is worthy of/justifies] his reputation.