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What is the opposite of catch?

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Opposite of to seize and hold someone or an animal
“They will release the possums back into the wild when they are large enough.”
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Opposite of to chance upon someone doing something unexpected (and usually underhanded)
“The authorities were surprised that she was willing to overlook such blatant criminal activity.”
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Opposite of to meet someone, usually at a given place or time
“After their awkward interaction in the morning, Sarah is now trying her best to avoid Heather.”
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Opposite of to contract an illness
“I am hoping to avert hayfever this spring season, but early signs are not promising.”
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Opposite of to grab or seize something, especially an object in motion
“How did he miss that catch?”
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Opposite of to move fast enough to reach or pass someone or something ahead
“They would eventually lose him after their long pursuit of the suspect.”
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Opposite of to clearly comprehend something
“It was easy to mistake his accent for one of the northern dialects.”
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Opposite of to perceive fleetingly
“Blink, and you will miss it.”
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Opposite of to succeed in evoking or representing
“The book does so much to misrepresent the extent of hardship suffered by the common people during that period.”
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Opposite of to become ignited and start burning
“As the morning sun started to rise, the fire from the previous night would expire.”
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Opposite of to strike (someone) on a part of the body
“You won't miss him if you delay your jab by a split second.”
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Opposite of to stick or entangle something into or around something else, especially unintentionally
“Whenever I untangle the cord of my headphones, I end up with the right-side bud in my left hand and vice-versa.”
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Opposite of to attract and engage the attention or interest of
“I started to bark like a dog to repel him and his obnoxious friends.”
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Opposite of to board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“When you are approaching Fourth Avenue, prepare to disembark the bus.”
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Opposite of to reach in time to board (a train, bus, or aircraft)
“We are going to miss the flight at the rate this traffic is moving.”
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Opposite of to stop oneself from doing something
“Since nobody else would, he took it upon himself to initiate a conversation.”
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(of an engine) Opposite of to fire and start running
“The mechanic would later tell us that he could not see any observable reason why the engine would stop.”
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Opposite of to fasten or fix securely in place
“I was able to loosen the bolt, but I would then drop it whilst trying to remove it.”
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Opposite of to look at closely or with interest
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Opposite of to take possession or control of something, especially something elusive
“Despite his efforts to retrieve it in the first place, Harvey would have to relinquish the relic to save Peyton.”
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Opposite of to stop or cause to stop making progress
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Opposite of to come to an awareness of something
“She tried to hide all evidence of her crime.”
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Opposite of to clearly comprehend something
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Opposite of to catch a disease or illness
“It typically takes about a week to recover from a cold or flu.”
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Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
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Opposite of to comprehend or come to understand
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Opposite of to summon or signal (to someone or a vehicle)
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Opposite of to get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
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Opposite of to catch, or become stuck or caught, in or on something
“Sudden compression of the abdomen causes the diaphragm to elevate and compress the lungs, expelling air to dislodge food from the larynx during choking.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of catching an object in motion
“I have not witnessed a more embarrassing drop from any wicket-keeper in the history of the game.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of seizing or capturing
“Her release was met with anger and confusion from the public.”
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Opposite of a hidden problem or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
“As we pushed ourselves to the limit, the trainer reiterated the old adage of no pain, no gain.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is considered ideal or desirable
“The car he had just purchased would turn out to be a dud.”
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Opposite of a person considered desirable as a partner or spouse
“As much as she would consider her ex-boyfriend a disappointment, she was as much to blame for the failure of their relationship.”
Noun
Opposite of an unevenness in a person's voice caused by emotion
“There is a certain soft smoothness in his voice that brings the gripping story to life.”
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(advantage) Opposite of a negative consequence or downside of a given course of action
Noun
(positive) Opposite of a negative consequence or downside of a given course of action
“They have expressed that they want a positive to come out of this situation, and they are going to start a fellowship.”
Noun
Opposite of a discovery
“The theft of the crown artifact was a loss of epic proportions to the museum.”
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Opposite of a fault or flaw that compromises someone or something
Noun
Opposite of a mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened
“He rummaged through his pockets for the key to the front door but was unsuccessful.”
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Opposite of a device with interlocking parts used for fastening things together
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Opposite of a person whose affection or favour has been won
Noun
Opposite of an essential or indispensable element, condition, or ingredient
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Opposite of a person or thing regarded as precious or special
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Opposite of a disadvantage of something, especially when contrasted with its advantages (pros)
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Opposite of an unfavorable circumstance or condition that reduces the chances of success or effectiveness
“Banknotes have a natural advantage over coins in that they are lighter to carry but are also less durable.”
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