What is the opposite of boosts?

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Verb
Opposite of to increase in degree, amount, size, or value
“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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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(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.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for 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 plural for a source of help or encouragement
“These unenforceable laws and insane concepts are nothing but a hindrance to progress and creativity.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for a push from below
“Give the stick a little pull to jostle the ball free from the branches.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for 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.”
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