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What is the opposite of float?

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Opposite of to rest or hover on the surface of a liquid or in the air
“A shower of sparks were seen coming from the conning tower, after which the boat started to sink quickly, bow first.”
Opposite of to move or drift along the surface of a liquid or in the air
“The boat would finally settle among the stillness of the waves as Gene quietly dozes off.”
Opposite of to ascend into the air or sky
“As the tree canopy turns color in autumn, leaves begin to fall, and light slowly returns to the forest floor.”
Opposite of to wave or flutter in the wind
“She looked directly at Tim, allowing her hair to drape down to her shoulders, and smiled seductively at him.”
Opposite of to aimlessly move or drift from place to place
“We found that this particular tribe will generally settle and stay in one place.”
Opposite of to put forward a proposal or idea
“He was prepared to withdraw the proposal or to, at least, amend it, when he spotted an encouraging look on Wilson's face.”
Opposite of to move in a smooth, quiet continuous motion
Opposite of to move along in the air or on the surface of a liquid
Opposite of to move or walk lackadaisically or aimlessly
Opposite of to move about or around quickly and randomly
(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
(of an institution or organization) Opposite of to establish or originate
“A new board of directors was set up to liquidate the bankrupt corporation.”
Opposite of to provide with money for a particular purpose
Opposite of to put forward for discussion or consideration
“The choice to withhold opinions and ideas about issues or concerns at work is the most simplistic description of organizational silence.”
Opposite of to be moved by the wind or an air current
“The two birds would struggle against the wind to find shelter from the impending storm.”
(launch into) Opposite of to be responsible for the creation or use of
“If a resolution of approval must be passed before an executive branch initiative can be implemented, a filibuster would end the initiative.”
Opposite of to remain in the air or on the surface of a liquid
Opposite of to come or bring into existence
“This law consequently authorized the king to abolish all other centers of power.”
Opposite of to put forward (a plan or suggestion) for consideration by others
Opposite of to move aimlessly or lazily
“We advise you to move purposefully to the castle to get the message to the Queen before it's too late.”
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