- 1Go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract: the government had reneged on its election promisesMore example sentences
- Older workers were among the first fired, and some hard-pressed corporations reneged on pension promises.
- To appease unions, he reneged on promised labor-market reforms.
- An hour ago your investor reneged on his promised half million.
- 1.2 [with object] • archaic Renounce or abandon: there’s one of them, anyhow, that didn’t renege himMore example sentences
- The treaty and peace terms in favor of Haidar Ali were shamelessly reneged by the British and soon a second Mysore war ensued from 1780 to 1784.
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- In general, play stops when a renege is figured out and the reneger gets points for that hand, while the others get the points they have at that point.
- The day following the election, this reneger dismissed that promise as 'old news'.
- Because of the fast pace of the game, catching a reneger is difficult.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'desert'): from medieval Latin renegare, from Latin re- (expressing intensive force) + negare 'deny'.