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renege

re·nege

renege

 
pronunciation:
rih nIg [or] rih neg [or] rih neIg
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reneged, reneges, reneging
definition 1: to fail to do what one has promised; go back on one's word.
He reneged on his pledge.
synonyms:
back out of, cop out, weasel out
similar words:
back-pedal, change one's tune, default, falter, recant, retract, retreat, worm out
definition 2: to break the rules of a card game by failing to follow suit when able to do so.
synonyms:
renounce, revoke
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derivation: reneger (n.)
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