What is the opposite of blew?

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Opposite of to have ceased to retain something
“Over the course of several years, Stacey accumulated a lot of money through some very prudent investments.”
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(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of to have failed to take advantage of
“He eagerly took this opportunity that would only come around once in a lifetime.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be moved by the wind or an air current
“The two birds would struggle against the wind to find shelter from the impending storm.”
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Opposite of past tense for to move or proceed very quickly
“The people would dawdle across the road like they had all the time in the world.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make a sound, usually with an instrument
“The saxophones and the flutes would stop with a single abrupt wave of the conductor's hand.”
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Opposite of past tense for to pant or breathe hard or with difficulty
“He doubled over and started panting heavily for a period but was able to relax and resume the race.”
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Opposite of past tense for to burst or cause to burst due to pressure or overheating
“On the edges of the battlefield, damaged hulks of defeated ships would implode in showers of sparks.”
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Opposite of past tense for to (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
“He was an articulate man with a good sense of humor, a strong sense of responsibility, and had a tendency to underplay his own achievements.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be in flower, or to produce flowers
“With the passing of her husband, Betty sinks into grief and despair and allows her roses to wither and die.”
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Opposite of past tense for to leave (suddenly)
“I come on time for once and everyone else is late.”
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Opposite of past tense for to emit or expel (air or gas)
“The revolving blades of the wheel suck the air in through a bore in the chamber and shoot the air forth along the neck to the main.”
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Opposite of past tense for to completely bungle (an opportunity)
“Well aware that he'd never again have the chance to commit himself wholly to the undertaking of such a mammoth project, Larry was determined to maximize his opportunity.”
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Opposite of past tense for to expose (a disguise or stratagem)
“I perceived that she was using this matter to conceal her tactics in seeking me out.”
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(blow up) Opposite of past tense for to enlarge an object by pushing air (or gas) into it
“At one place, my car was stoned and the people who had gathered there tried to deflate the tires of my vehicle.”
Adjective
(of time or an opportunity) Opposite of not used advantageously
“This was a current once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that was right before him, and he was determined to take it.”
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