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Word: renege

Definition: break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt


Sentences Containing 'renege'

His pitching performances caught the eye of Chicago Colts' manager Cap Anson, who offered him a $225 a month contract. Nicol originally agreed to the deal, but subsequently wanted to renege, citing "a change of heart."
Kyle is arrogant and lacking in morals, going so far as to renege on an oral settlement agreement in a mock trial against Mike and then mocking him in a whisper.
The woman proves to be a formidable foe when she realizes Henry may renege on their deal. Adding to the humorous complications are Karen's oddball brother Oliver, who delights in racing through the interior of their rural mansion on his motor scooter; elderly and slightly befuddled housekeeper Winnie; and Daphne's very inept daughter Norma, who's being groomed to take over the household chores so Winnie finally can retire.
These fees forced the Nets to renege on a promised raise to Julius Erving, and they were forced to trade him to the 76ers.
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