What is the opposite of edge?

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Noun
Opposite of the outside limit of an object, area, or surface
“I sprang from my bed and was standing in the middle of the room when I heard Bradley cross the floor beneath me, and a moment later, he called up the stairway.”
Noun
Opposite of a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable position
“They finished in the bottom four of the qualifier, and thus, had a handicap in the next round and would begin two seconds later than the rest of the competitors.”
Noun
Opposite of a position of superiority or dominance
“Ma-ai is the efficient manipulation of distance so that you place your attacker in a position of disadvantage while simultaneously placing yourself in a position of advantage.”
Noun
Opposite of a point in time immediately before something (significant) happens
“Pundits say that they are still a distance away from agreeing on the proposal.”
Noun
Opposite of the highest or most extreme degree of something
“They were half a year into the investigation and they had barely scratched the base of it.”
Noun
Opposite of harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
“Jason's native cunning is supplemented by a growing mildness in his personality more like his father and mother when they were younger.”
Noun
(figuratively) Opposite of the ability to produce a desired effect or result
“I have no time now to look for studies portraying the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of homeopathic remedies in patient studies.”
Noun
Opposite of an element providing interest and excitement
Noun
Opposite of a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable position
“We have given ourselves a major disadvantage to making the finals after a string of crucial losses.”
Noun
Opposite of a dominant position in a competitive environment
“As we have only just started this company, we literally have the last place in our market right now.”
Noun
Opposite of a point of entry or beginning
Noun
Opposite of a strong, zesty or pungent taste
Noun
Opposite of a position of superiority or dominance
“In spite of young Kano's academic superiority he was relegated to a subordinate position, because of his physical inferiority.”
Noun
Opposite of the balance of an advantage
Noun
Opposite of a distinguishing quality or attribute
Noun
Opposite of the side of a bend or curve where the edge or surface is longer in extent
“The spiral, wedge-shaped steps were wide on the outside of the curve and narrowed down to about two inches on the inside of the curve.”
Verb
Opposite of to make, form, or be an edge or border for
“This is done by applying a pedal input in whichever direction is necessary to center the ball in the turn and bank indicator.”
Verb
Opposite of to draw closer (to something or someone)
“I drag myself out of this self-inflicted stupor and, out of the corner of my eye, I see the two women retreat further away from me.”
Verb
Opposite of to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“Immediately on the first musket being fired, the affrighted group would rush towards the edge of the ice and nearly overturn the whole of our party.”
Verb
Opposite of to cause to become sharp or sharper
“He also takes care to slide the knife mainly through the carcass's interstices so as not to unnecessarily blunt his knife or damage any of the carcass.”
Verb
(edge out) Opposite of to defeat narrowly in a contest
“It was no shame to narrowly fall Valencia, who would also go on to win the Spanish league to complete a terrific double.”
Verb
Opposite of to surround or encircle
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Opposite of to move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
Verb
Opposite of to advance in a coy, furtive, or unobtrusive manner
Verb
Opposite of to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“The second wall of rock doesn't quite meet the one I have been sliding along, so I force myself into the narrowing gap, totally sightless.”
Verb
Opposite of to surround or encircle
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Opposite of to handle, maneuver or manipulate something in a skillful manner
Verb
Opposite of to move or go in a furtive or stealthy way
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