What is the opposite of flow?

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Opposite of to cascade or issue forth from somewhere
“Each drawer will be clearly marked and will be lined with bin liners for easy disposal and to ensure that the liquid is contained.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
“Reach over and turn the faucet clockwise to stop the flow of the water.”
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(flow from) Opposite of to proceed or be produced continuously
“It was expected that workplace complaints would diminish once the staff was provided with precise and sufficient information.”
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Opposite of to pour from, or as from, a container, especially by accident
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Opposite of to spurt or gush out in jets
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Opposite of to slide down a steep slope, especially one of snow or ice
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Opposite of to occur or follow as the consequence of something
“The leader's haughtiness and aloofness would cause a state of derangement in large swathes of the populace due to their extreme hatred for him.”
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Opposite of to flow (noisily) in a stream
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Opposite of to flow or move in a stream
“You can run the hairdryer over the wet patch on your dress and it should dry up pretty quick.”
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Opposite of to happen or take place, especially following an earlier event
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Opposite of to pass through a pore, membrane or interstice
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Opposite of to occur or follow after, or as the consequence of, something
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(usually of a liquid) Opposite of to rise up, to spill over, or to be on the verge of spilling over
“His tears began to ebb once he had gotten over the overwhelming emotion of landing his dream job.”
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Opposite of have a specified beginning
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Opposite of to leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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(of time) Opposite of to pass or move by
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Opposite of to originate from
“By Gemrin's bane, I command you to return from whence you came!”
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Opposite of to move across or through a given point
“We would have to stop at the crossing in order for the children to safely walk across to their school.”
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To drip or dribble down vertically
“I embrace her as tears of joy drop from her eyes.”
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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.”
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Opposite of to move in a specified direction as a mass of people or things
“The Siamese King ordered his army to spread out on both wings to repel the onslaught of the Burmese.”
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Opposite of to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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Opposite of to produce and send forth
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Opposite of to exist in abundance
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Opposite of to move in a twisting or spiraling pattern
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Opposite of to move, glide or slide gracefully or effortlessly
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Opposite of to change, develop, or move in a general direction
“Although the curve on this graph appears to deviate widely from the flat dotted line, the decibel scale tends to exaggerate the deviation in frequency response.”
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Opposite of to proceed, come or flow out from
“With her windows shut, the smell of spices would be contained within my neighbor's kitchen as she prepared her dinner.”
Noun
Opposite of a steady, continuous stream or supply of something
“As a result of the strike, there was a break in the production of European luxury cars.”
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Opposite of an act, or the state, of streaming or flowing out, especially rapidly
“The City Center division has to supply additional manpower to maintain law and order due to the large influx of supporters converging on the City Center.”
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Opposite of a sudden arrival or occurrence of many things or people at the same time
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Opposite of an advance or forward movement
“Ronin surmised that no one had escaped the fight unscathed, and he began wondering if he should've called a retreat in the first place.”
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Opposite of the action or process of moving forward in place or time
“Wu Luan does not move, embodying an extreme motionlessness in contrast to Wan's energetic exit as she sweeps out, her long robes trailing behind her.”
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Opposite of a substance or form of radiation given off by something
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Opposite of the general tendency or course of events or opinion
“His rhetoric is the antithesis of what our movement is about.”
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Opposite of the action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance
“A number of simple chemical concepts can be used to produce improvements in the containment of toxic materials.”
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Opposite of a large number of similar things coming in quick succession
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Opposite of the quality or state moving, progressing or flowing continuously and with efficiency
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Opposite of smoothness and elegance of movement
“His performance is burgeoning with awkwardness and extreme fear, conveyed in nuance and physical appearance.”
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Opposite of a general direction in which something is developing or changing
“He also continues to cut on film, a noticeable deviation from the industry standard of nonlinear digital editing.”
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An inflow of water or liquid
“The population and economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx of water into the Indus River system.”
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Opposite of an overwhelming quantity of things or people happening or appearing at the same time
“It attracted pilgrims and other visitors from distant places, but the cathedral was not the parish or proper church of more than a handful of people.”
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Opposite of movement to and fro or around something, especially that of fluid in a closed system
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Opposite of a forceful rush or flow forward
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Opposite of an instance of leaking
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Opposite of the amount of money taken by a business in a particular period
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Opposite of a strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound
“I like this game, but I can't get over the randomness of the beat.”
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Opposite of a leakage of gas, liquid, or heat from a container
Storage of nitrogen in a wetland is only a temporary measure, whether nitrogen is assimilated into biomass or absorbed by the soil.”
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Opposite of a sudden gushing stream
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