What is the opposite of dropping?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of calling off or putting an end to an event or action
Noun
Opposite of the fact or process of losing something or someone
“The return of our lost puppy made our children jump with jubilation.”
Noun
Opposite of abdication
Noun
Opposite of the process or act of purging, such as by the use of a purgative
Adjective
Opposite of that falls or fall
Adjective
Opposite of hanging or sagging downwards
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to fall down or to a lower level, especially abruptly
“I felt excited when the plane began to rise towards the sky.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
(holding) Opposite of present participle for to let go or release one's hold of
“Please hold the handrail as you descend the stairwell to avoid falling and injuring yourself.”
Verb
(lifting) Opposite of present participle for to let go or release one's hold of
“Please help me lift this heavy table and move it into the living room.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make or become lower, weaker, or less
“We were forced to increase the price of our services to keep up with inflation.”
Verb
(associating) Opposite of present participle for to stop associating with
“I was forced to associate with Nathan when he friended me on Facebook.”
Verb
(retaining) Opposite of present participle for to stop associating with
“A good workplace culture will allow you to retain your talented employees.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to place or leave something at a given place or location
“You can collect the car once servicing has been completed.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make reference to or speak about briefly or in passing
“She would withhold information about her informant in order to protect his identity.”
Verb
(of a person or animal) Opposite of present participle for to sink to or towards the ground
“She willed herself to stand for the ovation following a brutal match with her opponent.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to die or collapse from exhaustion
“To survive the intense heat and overcome his opponent showed great resilience on his part.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hand over or expend as payment
“Eva decided to be frugal and save her cash for a rainy day.”
Verb
(sports) Opposite of present participle for 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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