What is the opposite of elapse?

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(of time) Opposite of to pass or move by
Opposite of to draw to a close
“There is still plenty of topics to cover, and the discussion will continue tomorrow.”
Opposite of to come to an end, or to disappear completely
“A strange vision would appear to him in his sleep, and he woke up believing he was a prophet.”
(of time) Opposite of to elapse
“Can you please stop the timer in approximately half an hour?”
Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
Opposite of to draw to a close
“He definitely has potential, so we should persist with him for a little longer.”
(of time) Opposite of to pass by
“Time does not stop for anyone.”
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.”
(of time, usually "fly by") Opposite of to pass swiftly
“It's amazing how time seems to slow when I have reduced distractions to a minimum.”
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