What is the opposite of cutting loose?

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Opposite of present participle for to set free, especially from entanglement or difficulty
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Opposite of present participle for to take possession of
“Their rivals generally refuse to relinquish their weapons, fearing that in a pinch the government will rearm or fight on behalf of their enemy.”
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Opposite of present participle for to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
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Opposite of present participle for to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
“He would take deep breaths as a coping mechanism when negative thoughts and feelings were threatening to get out of control.”
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(of a job or task) Opposite of present participle for to agree to take responsibility of
“Due to personal reasons, I will have to relinquish any responsibility I have in this project moving forward.”
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Opposite of present participle for to capture by force
“After assuming power, Daenerys would proceed to free the Unsullied from their enslavement.”
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Opposite of present participle for to confine in an enclosed room or space
“Buckman stopped, and holding the weapon with his unbound hand, used the bayonet to free the captives from their bonds.”
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Opposite of present participle for to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
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Opposite of present participle for to acquire something, usually over a period of time
“I began to lose my appreciation for spices after being away from India for several years.”
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