What is the opposite of carry?

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Opposite of to lift or support the weight of (someone or something)
“I hear sirens and see cop cars and fire trucks head towards my house, so I drop the groceries and run home as quickly as I can.”
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Opposite of to move (someone or something) from one place to another
“I leave the first lot of passengers at the resort and then return to the Bay to pick up the remaining tourists.”
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Opposite of to persuade (others) to support one's policy
“Exasperated at even an attempt to dissuade them from an act which only the genius of evil could have suggested, they murdered the unfortunate Syndic.”
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Opposite of to support the weight of
“The carriages will break under the weight of all that we're taking with us to Mount Vernon.”
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Opposite of to have as a feature or consequence
“This promotion will exclude new products due for release in the coming weeks.”
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(of a shop) Opposite of to keep a regular stock of (goods for sale)
“It leaves the retailer no choice but to discount heavily in a desperate attempt to remove stock from the shelves.”
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Opposite of to approve (a proposed measure) by a majority of votes
“They reject the proposal to cut reimbursement prices arbitrarily, knowing full well this action would cripple a large segment of the domestic industry.”
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(of a sound or voice) Opposite of to travel a certain distance or reach a specified point
“That cry for help in the night would fade at the seawall.”
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Opposite of to assume or accept (responsibility or blame)
“Like most of his countrymen, he would shirk responsibility and would endeavor to throw as much as he could on the shoulders of others.”
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Opposite of to gain (a state or district) in an election
“Our weekly forecast predicts that the President will lose the state of Delaware by a margin of 40.3%.”
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(media) Opposite of to publish or broadcast
“If you have ever taped movies from television, you will know how films often cut to accommodate commercials or censor controversial scenes.”
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Opposite of to receive as a return for effort
“Apparently, his penitentiary has bestowed him the honor of model prisoner.”
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Opposite of to take or carry something from one place to another
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Opposite of to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
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Opposite of to pick up or fetch something
“Don't abandon your brother at the train station!”
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Opposite of to move or hasten along, physically or by momentum
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Opposite of to comport oneself
“I did apprise them of the conditions under which they would be permitted to reside in this Colony, and to make all necessary regulations respecting them, should they misbehave themselves.”
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Opposite of to serve as a medium for conveying
“By applying an electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.”
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Opposite of to accept or commence a given responsibility or engagement
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Opposite of to bring forward into existence or to introduce
“I question the validity of Superman's ability to conceal his identity solely behind a pair of glasses.”
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Opposite of to have as part of normal stock
“Our grocery store will generally disregard produce that is past the expiry date.”
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Opposite of to manually take and carry something and change its position or location
“He was able to anchor the sculpture on the podium, but it wasn't without its challenges.”
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Opposite of give a lift to
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Opposite of to move or transfer (someone or something) to another place or situation
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Opposite of to move (something) to a different location
“Let's just leave the fridge where it is until we can get more people to help us move it.”
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(usually of stolen goods) Opposite of to deal in
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Opposite of to sell or supply with merchandise
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Opposite of provide with a sound or secure basis
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Opposite of act or conduct oneself in a specified way, especially towards others
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Opposite of conduct oneself or perform in a specified way
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Opposite of to draw in a specified direction, especially by creating a vacuum
“When two south poles are brought together, the magnets repel each other.”
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Opposite of to physically hold up or serve as a foundation for
“She sternly advised her daughter not to stamp her feet so as to not risk shaking the girders and destabilize the bridge.”
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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 strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Those unpleasant incidents would rankle in his mind and would plague him at nights when he lay sleepless, staring at the ceiling.”
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Opposite of to put forward for consideration
“If the man did not withdraw his offer immediately, then he was unable to plead bad character to justify a later change of mind.”
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Opposite of to perform or exhibit in public
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Opposite of to dispatch or send (a document or goods)
“Early biographers claim that he then attended Lincoln's Inn, but the Inn's archives retain no record of him.”
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Opposite of to express or describe in exaggerated terms
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Opposite of to brace or provide support to
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Opposite of to possess or be responsible for
“Without his equipment, he will lack the necessary tools and equipment to build and repair the unit.”
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Opposite of to spread or pass on, especially of a disease
“Theresa was diagnosed with the virus and was advised to quarantine at home for the next two weeks in order to contain it.”
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Opposite of to perform or exhibit in public
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Opposite of to pass from here to there
“Organisms such as corals and sea anemones, which simply abide and grow, have no need for eyes.”
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Opposite of to move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance
Adjective
Opposite of carrying developing offspring within the body
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