What is the opposite of clearing?

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Noun
Opposite of an open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation
Noun
Opposite of the act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
Noun
Opposite of the act of discharging or paying off a loan or debt
“The sum from any outstanding debt will be pursued.”
Noun
Opposite of forgiveness of sins, in a general sense
Noun
Opposite of making a place a colony
Noun
Opposite of the process of removing toxins
Noun
Opposite of an area of land, typically a large one
Noun
Opposite of an act of releasing someone, especially from the custody or restraint of the law
“This man had conducted himself with propriety during his imprisonment, and given evidence of reform, will, at the expiration of his term, be restored to citizenship.”
Noun
Opposite of the payment of a debt
“If they do not repay debt, growth and development may occur where the repudiation of debt has the support of the majority of the population.”
Verb
(of the weather) Opposite of present participle for to become brighter
“The skies are expected to darken tomorrow and the sun will be obstructed by heavy clouds.”
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Opposite of present participle for to gradually go away or disappear
“A cold or flu will begin to form should you be infected by others carrying the virus.”
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Opposite of present participle for to remove unwanted items from
“The dishes would pile up as the waiter was too busy to clear them away from our table.”
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Opposite of present participle for to rid an area of obstructions
“Nine steel bollards, usually used to support the hulls of ships, blockade the yard's entrance.”
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Opposite of present participle for to empty a given space
“Once you move in, you can then begin to fill the apartment with your personal belongings.”
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Opposite of present participle for to cause people to leave a building or place
“When you hear the alarm, stay in the building until further instruction.”
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Opposite of present participle for to pay off one's debts
“I bought another car which will only serve to accumulate more debt on my credit card.”
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Opposite of present participle for to physically get or pass over something
“The amateur athlete would run into all of the hurdles during the race.”
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Opposite of present participle for to remove from suspicion
“We have some new evidence that will incriminate the suspect.”
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Opposite of present participle for to provide authorization or clearance to
“On your last day of employment, management will revoke your access to our top-secret laboratories.”
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Opposite of present participle for to earn a profit of
“When it had hit rock bottom, his business would lose hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.”
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Opposite of present participle for to remove impurities from
“We will pollute the water in this river if we keep throwing our rubbish into it.”
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Opposite of present participle for to unclog something tubular or cylindrical
“Hair and food matter are the usual suspects that will clog your pipes.”
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(clear up) Opposite of present participle for to cause to be clear from ambiguity
“We need to obfuscate the exact cause of the issue to cover our wrongdoings.”
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