renege on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v renege on fail to fulfill a promise or obligation "She backed out of her promise"
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Usage

In literature:

The USA and the EU reneged on all their commitments: financial as well as humanitarian.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
He'll never have to explain why his father reneged on a job he was trusted to do.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
I couldn't imagine any greater punishment than to sit here and taste the other good things and renege on that handsome bird.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
You're trying to renege on baseball.
"The Turner Twins" by Ralph Henry Barbour
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In news:

Chen says China reneging on deal Keith B Richburg and William Wan.
According to MLB.com's Matt Weber, arbitrator Shyam Das recently ruled the Mets had the right to renege on their 2007 contract agreement with Torrealba because the terms of the deal were subject to a physical.
If the choice is posed as one of reneging on bondholders versus reneging on citizens, then reneging on bondholders appears to be a good choice for a populist government.
Detroit Institute of Arts reneges on free admission by charging for special exhibits.
The stunning songstress has been slapped with a $100 million lawsuit by her ex-boyfriend/manager, who charges she reneged on a.
This ballot-box budgeting measure reneges on another budget deal from 2009.
This week the Obama administration reneged on its commitment to "look forward" and not prosecute the prior administration for alleged misconduct in the War on Terror.
The country star had sued the hospital to get back his $500,000 donation after he says it reneged on a promise to name a new women's center after his late mom.
(AP) — Oregon lawmakers who want to lower the costs of pension benefits for government employees face a difficult dance to craft changes that produce meaningful savings without reneging on iron-clad promises made to workers in years past.
Deadbeat Daughter-in-Law Reneges on Co-Signed Loan.
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he would resign after coming under fire for weak leadership and reneging on a promise to move a US military base off Okinawa island.
Journal accuses Roche of reneging on promise to release the full trial data.
The town of Waterford's water commissioners are suing the town of Halfmoon for nearly $7.7 million, alleging Halfmoon has reneged on a long-term water purchase deal.
He's hounded at nearly every public appearance by angry union workers because of his efforts to cut union pay, renege on contractual raises and close state facilities like the Jacksonville Developmental Center.
The footage was posted by a disgruntled business partner who claims the senator and his "American Idol" daughter reneged on a music deal.
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