renege on

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Verb1.renege on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
countermand, repeal, rescind, revoke, annul, vacate, reverse, overturn, lift - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
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The second trend is the growing number of new hires who renege on their acceptances.
THE Supreme Court on Monday slapped Congress across the face with a rebuke as stinging as it was obvious: The federal government cannot renege on past promises.
I am deeply concerned that a public agency such as SamTrans would renege on its financial obligations to BART.