What is the opposite of collecting?

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Verb
Opposite of coming into possession of
“I will be giving my old laptop to my younger brother.”
Verb
Opposite of picking up or fetching something
“Don't even think about abandoning your brother at the train station!”
Verb
Opposite of receiving or being sent something
“I will be sending the item I sold on eBay through the mail soon.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
“It was time to discard most of the junk we had been hoarding over the years.”
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Opposite of present participle for to accumulate or gather together into a single mass or collection
“We would spread the parts out systematically before we began building.”
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Opposite of present participle for to come together and form a group (of people)
“There is still chaos in the arena despite attempts by facility staff to disperse the crowd and restore orderly operation.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to receive or raise funds or donations
“The couple will be asking their guests to donate money to charity instead of giving them presents.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to fetch or pick up someone
“Anthony wants someone to take him to the place he loves and to take him all the way.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to concentrate (one's thoughts)
“It was getting to the tail end of the day, and I could feel my mind begin to wander.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to regain control of oneself, typically after a shock
“It is natural to lose yourself in the moment when your child is born.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to assimilate into a single body, structure or system
“Please separate the documents and archive those that are more than twelve months old.”
Noun
Opposite of growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter
Noun
Opposite of the process or period of gathering, especially of crops
Noun
Opposite of the buying or obtaining of assets or objects
“We had one buyer who had put an offer contingent on the sale of his home.”
Adjective
Opposite of taking
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