What is the opposite of feed?

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Opposite of to provide with food
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Opposite of to encourage the growth of
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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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Opposite of to keep alive or provide sustenance for
“The defendant chose to neglect his family, and deserves no sympathy from us.”
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Opposite of to make a living for the benefit of others
“The presiding judge could not understand why a mother would choose to gamble her life savings and ignore her family's needs.”
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Opposite of to satisfy or yield freely to (a desire or interest)
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(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of to give a boost or energy to
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Opposite of to satisfy one's hunger
“I don't understand how a meal fit for a King, could dissatisfy a Royal.”
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Opposite of to provide with nourishment
“It is no surprise that your flowers are not thriving when you deprive them of water.”
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Opposite of to provide housing or accommodation for
“The owners of a local motel would turn away Chico and his family because there were no vacancies.”
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Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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Opposite of to direct or guide along a pathway
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Opposite of to give strength to on a physiological level
“In adults, lead poisoning can result in damage to the central nervous system and severely weaken fingers, joints, wrists, and ankles.”
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Opposite of to poke, pierce, thrust
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Opposite of maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level
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Opposite of to place or put between or among others
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Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
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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 browse or peruse reading material
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(partake of) Opposite of to share or join in a meal
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Opposite of to refresh the memory of, especially encouraging someone to speak
“She gave Danny the cue to distract the best man from finishing his speech.”
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Opposite of past tense for to hire (somebody) for work or a job
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Opposite of a large meal, typically a celebratory one
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Opposite of food or sources of sustenance
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Opposite of food, especially consisting of the flesh of animals
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