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renege on something

to go back on one's promise or commitment. I am mad at you because you reneged on your promise! I did not renege on what I promised.
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renege on

v.
To fail to carry out some promise or commitment; go back on a promise or commitment: If I had known that you would renege on your contract, I never would have hired you.
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Macari's counsel Colin Boyd said: "You attempted to renege on Andy Walker's contract.
Across the board, I am seeing more and more examples of people who promise and say anything to get what they want, and then renege on those promises once they have it.
Syria forced Gemayel to renege on the agreement a year later and will not allow Lebanon to enter into new negotiations with Israel until the question of the Golan Heights - Syrian land occupied by Israel - is settled.
George promises to take her to the follies, but must renege on his promise in order to ``finish the hat'' in his latest canvas.
Shortly thereafter, the suit charges, dotTV attempted to renege upon its agreement, notifying the plaintiff that he should "disregard" the acceptance notification, blaming "an email error that occurred.
In the past, this process took three to five days, during which buyers would often renege on the sale.
We suspected that they would renege on their promise to agree to transfer the Valley assets to the Valley - and their reasoning is bogus,'' said Richard Close, chairman of Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment.
He added: "We had a firm commitment from Nicholas Blake for an ombudsman, now he reneges on that.
At Christmas time, after he has promised his mother he would return home for a visit, Cal reneges on his promise.
And Beijing repeatedly reneges on promises to end such transfers, as acknowledged recently by the U.