What is the opposite of eat?

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Opposite of to consume a substance that is (presumably) edible
“She would proceed to spit the food out in disgust due to its bitter aftertaste.”
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Opposite of to have a meal
“As part of his plan to lose weight, he would intermittently fast for a few days before indulging in a full meal.”
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(strengthen) Opposite of to wear away gradually
“The industrial-strength adhesive will strengthen the torsional resistance of the ladder.”
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(prolong) Opposite of to wear away gradually
“A layer of wax will prolong the durability of the finish.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to worry or be annoyed
“Sansa made every attempt to appease Joffrey so as not to incur his wrath.”
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Opposite of to eat or consume as food
“I avoid food for hours each day as part of my intermittent fast.”
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Opposite of to ingest or consume (usually food or drink)
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Opposite of gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed
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(of food or drink) Opposite of to consume or get through the final amount or portion of
“Instead of eating dinner, he would nurse his drink until it killed his appetite.”
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Opposite of to eat up as food
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Opposite of take small bites out of
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Opposite of drink alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way
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(usually in the negative) Opposite of to eat or drink
“Leo tends to avoid greens like it is the plague!”
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Opposite of to eat (something) steadily and often audibly
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Opposite of to wear away or destroy gradually
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Opposite of begin with enthusiasm
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