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What is the opposite of boost?

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Opposite of an increase or improvement
“This decline in school attendance is ascribed by the superintendent to the business activity of the year, which led many of the youth over 14 to leave school for work.”
Opposite of a source of help or encouragement
“These unenforceable laws and insane concepts are nothing but a hindrance to progress and creativity.”
Opposite of a push from below
“Give the stick a little pull to jostle the ball free from the branches.”
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
“The usual tool is to cut interest rates which usually serve as a disincentive to saving and encourages people to borrow.”
Opposite of the dissemination of information about something, typically for promotional purposes
Opposite of the act of abetting or assisting in a crime, wrongdoing etc.
Opposite of an instance of kind, or charitable, behavior
“It would be such a disservice to raise him in an environment for which he would be unprepared to enjoy and appreciate.”
Opposite of to increase in degree, amount, size, or value
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“By considering the collateral and cascading effects in military planning, one can plan actions to mitigate the likelihood of negative and unintended effects.”
Opposite of to help or encourage someone or something
“The heavy slabs laid to cover drains along the tracks hinder cleaning and have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.”
Opposite of to push from below
“He would have given anything for a rope by which he might lower himself from the walls, but there was no possibility of his obtaining one.”
Opposite of to advertise or create publicity for
“He decided to pull his own interview because of their previous interaction which was full of acrimony.”
(slang) Opposite of to take (something) illegally
“In an interview, his mom said that he worked incredibly hard to buy his own car when he was just 17.”
Opposite of to illegally take possession of (especially items of low value)
Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
Opposite of to praise or express approval for something or someone
Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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