What is the opposite of build up?

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Opposite of to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
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Opposite of pump up
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Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them, but I would urge caution and some sensible risk assessment.”
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(of a settlement) Opposite of to plan and begin the building of
“The eruption of Mount Vesuvius would wipe out the ancient city of Pompeii.”
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Opposite of to assemble or put together something before it can be used
“We will have to disassemble the entertainment unit before putting it into storage.”
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Opposite of gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of
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Opposite of publicize for the purpose of selling or causing one to want
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Opposite of to cause to gain weight by means of feeding
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Opposite of to acquire complete knowledge, understanding, or skill in
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Opposite of a mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time
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Opposite of the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes
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Opposite of rapid reproduction of a cell, part, or organism
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Opposite of an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
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Opposite of a group of accumulated items of a particular kind
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Opposite of extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion
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Opposite of a material or structure formed from a mass of fragments or particles loosely compacted together
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Opposite of an accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing to be dealt with
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Opposite of the action of magnifying something or the process of being magnified
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Opposite of a mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired
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Opposite of a layer or mass of accumulated matter
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