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Meaning of renege

re•nege

Pronunciation: (ri-nig', -neg', -nēg'), [key]
— v., n. -neged, -neg•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
  2. to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
—v.t.
  1. to deny; disown; renounce.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of reneging.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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