Pronunciation: (ri-nig', -neg', -nēg'), [key]
—v., -neged, -neg•ing,
1. Cards.to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can follow suit; break a rule of play.
2. to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
Archaic.to deny; disown; renounce.
Cards.an act or instance of reneging.
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