What is the opposite of blow?

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Opposite of 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 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 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 to spend recklessly
“He continued to research the iPad and what he could use it for and decided that he was going to save his money and buy one himself.”
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Opposite of 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 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 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 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 to leave (suddenly)
“I come on time for once and everyone else is late.”
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Opposite of 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 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 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 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.”
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Opposite of to move or travel very quickly
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Opposite of to deal with something clumsily or nervously, typically making a mistake in the process
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Opposite of to commit a mistake or error
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Opposite of to flutter or wave around
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Opposite of to cause the downfall or ruin of
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Opposite of to explode, or cause to explode, usually into pieces
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Opposite of to explode or cause to explode
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Opposite of to pant or breathe, especially with difficulty
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Opposite of to (excessively) talk up one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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Opposite of to destroy or damage the value or quality of
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Opposite of to breathe out forcefully
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Opposite of to move or depart to another place
“We decided to remain at the beach for a couple of hours and wait for the sunset.”
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Opposite of to leave or exit a place
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(figuratively) Opposite of to botch or mangle
“System design adequacy is the probability that a system will successfully accomplish its mission, given that it is operated within design specifications.”
Noun
Opposite of a strong gust of wind
“He liked the heat in the summer, the stillness of the winds, and the crowds at the beach on Key Biscayne.”
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Opposite of a powerful stroke with a hand, weapon, or hard object
“He came on in a series of well-placed slashes, and every time she ducked aside, it was a narrow miss.”
Noun
Opposite of an unfortunate shock or disappointment
“In what is a further boon for the company, metallurgical test work from the exploration program has verified that the sand can be beneficiated to glass-making quality.”
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Opposite of a blow with the fist
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Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
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Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
Noun
Opposite of a trying period or event
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Opposite of a setback, or change for the worse
“At first, he had success against troops taken by surprise, but soon afterward, this fine and brilliant army was beaten near Ancona and were never able to rally again.”
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Opposite of a sudden upsetting or surprising event or experience
“Having stated, much to my consolation, that he missed me, he ended this brief letter by asking how my mother was doing.”
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Opposite of a strong gust of wind or air
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Opposite of an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury
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Opposite of an event or circumstance that causes sorrow
“It was pure luck that she managed to escape serious injury after the catastrophic accident.”
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Opposite of an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress
“The believers will find their own peace and prosperity not in seeking their own prosperity, but in seeking the prosperity of the city.”
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