What is the opposite of drop?

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Opposite of to fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
“I felt excited when the plane began to rise towards the sky.”
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Opposite of to drip or dribble down vertically
“The drillers eventually figured out that the gas pressure was often the mechanism that would cause the oil to gush from the ground.”
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Opposite of to abandon or discontinue (a course of action or study)
Maintain your focus and do not lose sight of your ultimate goal to become the world champion.”
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(hold) Opposite of to let go or release one's hold of
“Please hold the handrail as you descend the stairwell to avoid falling and injuring yourself.”
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(lift) Opposite of to let go or release one's hold of
“Please help me lift this heavy table and move it into the living room.”
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Opposite of to make or become lower, weaker, or less
“We were forced to increase the price of our services to keep up with inflation.”
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(associate) Opposite of to stop associating with
“I was forced to associate with Nathan when he friended me on Facebook.”
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(retain) Opposite of to stop associating with
“A good workplace culture will allow you to retain your talented employees.”
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Opposite of to place or leave something at a given place or location
“You can collect the car once servicing has been completed.”
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Opposite of to make reference to or speak about briefly or in passing
“She would withhold information about her informant in order to protect his identity.”
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(of a person or animal) Opposite of to sink to or towards the ground
“She willed herself to stand for the ovation following a brutal match with her opponent.”
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Opposite of to die or collapse from exhaustion
“To survive the intense heat and overcome his opponent showed great resilience on his part.”
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Opposite of to sink to a lower position, as on a scale
“You could sit atop a hill and observe the monuments that rise above the rainforest canopy.”
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Opposite of to knock or bring to the ground
“As a sign of good sportsmanship, he extended his hand to help his opponent back to his feet.”
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Opposite of to discard or exclude (someone or something)
“The coach decided to include David as part of the squad that would represent the country in the World Championships.”
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Opposite of to hand over or expend as payment
“Eva decided to be frugal and save her cash for a rainy day.”
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(sports) Opposite of to fail to win (a point or a match)
“Nadal will dominate this match if he continues to win in those close rallies.”
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Opposite of to come, or cause to come, to a stop or end
“The classes were stimulating, and the students were able to get together after class to continue where they had left off.”
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Opposite of to cause to become physically weaker
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Opposite of to fall down, especially after losing one's balance
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Opposite of to throw away (something unwanted or useless)
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Opposite of to discontinue or no longer provide (something previously supplied or offered)
“While forgiveness might be good for the soul, it needs both sides to proffer that olive branch.”
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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(of rain, a crop or supply) Opposite of to be insufficient when needed or expected
“His advisor advised him that if he invested in the right stocks, his wealth would prosper.”
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Opposite of to get rid of (something undesirable or no longer required)
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Opposite of to unload or empty out (from a container)
“For an extra kick, hollow out a lime, float it on top of the drink, and fill with tequila.”
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Opposite of to pay out, usually from a public fund or treasury
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Opposite of to abandon or leave behind
“Free from the control of cult life, Koichi struggles to shed the corrupt lineage he inherited from his proxy father while trying to reclaim his family.”
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Opposite of to put an end to, especially formally
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Opposite of to position or place something in a particular place or spot
“Callie, did you move my keys? I have to get to work!”
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Opposite of to draw, or cause to draw, to a close
“They grow, break free from the host, and drop to the bottom of the water to begin an independent life.”
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Opposite of to agree to give up or do without
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Opposite of to annul or make invalid
“Technically, as all 25 member states must ratify the treaty for it to take effect, it is dead.”
Noun
Opposite of a small round or pear-shaped portion of a liquid
“These tarts would be perfectly matched with a dollop of whipped cream.”
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Opposite of a small amount of something, especially a liquid
“You need to drink a lot of water to quench your thirst.”
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Opposite of a fall in amount, quality, or rate
“There seems to be a rise in criminal activity around our neighborhood.”
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Opposite of an abrupt or steep fall or slope
“I had to stop riding my bike after realizing that the incline was too steep to continue.”
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Opposite of the more favorable condition or position in a contest
“I was able to work him over for a victory because his greatest disadvantage was his speed.”
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Opposite of the relegation to a lower level, league or division
“Our goal is to win as many games as possible and constantly aim for promotion within the league.”
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Opposite of a small quantity of something
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Opposite of a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position
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Opposite of an act of dropping or falling downwards
“The ascent into space begins, first slowly, and then rapidly as the tremendous force of the rocket engines pushes the payload faster and faster.”
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Opposite of a small drop of a liquid
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Opposite of the distance from the top or surface to the bottom of something
“They gave Brian a complicated girth formula whereby he had to double the length by the smaller height after he triangulated the hypotenuse on the third side.”
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Opposite of a small quantity of liquid falling in drops or flowing in a thin stream
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