re·nege (rĭ-nĕg, -nĭg)
v. re·neged, re·neg·ing, re·neges
1. To fail to carry out a promise or commitment: reneged on the contract at the last minute.
2. Games To fail to follow suit in cards when able and required by the rules to do so.
To renounce; disown.
The act of reneging.
[Medieval Latin renegāre, to deny; see RENEGADE.]
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