What is the opposite of compress?

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Opposite of to squeeze together
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Opposite of to express in a shorter form
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Opposite of to reduce in size by compressing
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Opposite of to fill by crowding something into
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Opposite of make or become tight or tighter
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Opposite of tread on and crush
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Opposite of to force (something) into place or into a (compact) space
“The prince was determined to find the mysterious princess, and he knew that only she could fit her foot snugly into the glass slipper.”
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Opposite of to make a written summary of (an article or book)
“The journalist would press him again to detail the contents of the agreement.”
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Opposite of to push steadily downward or against with some force
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Opposite of to make compact or resistant to pressure
“The beef has been sufficiently stewed to soften its collagen, making it delectably chewable.”
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