What is the opposite of buttress?

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Opposite of to strengthen or provide support to
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Opposite of to reinforce the strength or sturdiness of
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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 confirm, strengthen, or support something with additional evidence
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Opposite of to support or hold up
“For any type of hanging container, choose tomatoes with small fruit because the hanging vines break under the weight of a crop of large tomatoes.”
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Opposite of to thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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Opposite of to provide with money for a particular purpose
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Opposite of to bear or support without breaking or failing
“Apparently, paleontologists have wondered for years as to why the brachiosaurus didn't collapse under its own weight.”
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Opposite of to ready oneself for a challenging experience
“How is it they as believers could succumb to the experience of being forsaken by God, in terror before the withdrawal of divine love?”
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Opposite of to prop up
“I will lift my tired legs from this couch once they are fully rested.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or stabilize
“The lies are just the latest attempt to destabilize a fractured country.”
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Opposite of to make or become physically hard or harder
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Opposite of to brace or provide support to
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Opposite of to encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
“His attitude remained surly and his parents' and teachers' reprimands seemed to encourage rather than discourage his bad behavior.”
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Opposite of to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“Speeding reduces the time you have to react to a potential crash and can increase the force of the impact.”
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Opposite of a pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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Opposite of a strengthening or supporting structure or material
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Opposite of a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
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Opposite of a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
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Opposite of a structure that complements or supplements something else
“Before induction into a specific branch of the armed forces, recruits undergo at least nine weeks of basic military training.”
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Opposite of a means of control or restraint
“To be maximally effective, early detection in primary care and facilitation of help-seeking in the wider community must also be addressed.”
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Opposite of a projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions
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