What is the opposite of boost?

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Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a source of help or encouragement
“These unenforceable laws and insane concepts are nothing but a hindrance to progress and creativity.”
Noun
Opposite of a push from below
“Give the stick a little pull to jostle the ball free from the branches.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Opposite of the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes
Noun
Opposite of something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
Noun
Opposite of a piece of publicity promoting a product, event, or establishment
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
(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.”
Verb
Opposite of to suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to take something illegally or without the owner's permission
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
Verb
(a product, organization, or venture) Opposite of to market, or give publicity in an attempt to sell or create public awareness
“The actor used his time on the show to criticize the other movies instead of promoting his own.”
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