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Opposite of to fold or bend something over, especially so that it comes in contact with itself
“Jack stopped on the thirty-ninth floor, spread the blueprints out on the floor, and studied it.”
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Opposite of to wrinkle, or cause to become wrinkled
“I laid the reins over the saddle horn and began rubbing my hands together to smooth out the creases.”
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Opposite of to envelop or enclose someone or something
“Ed reached out to tickle Katherine's sides, hoping to get her to release him from her hold.”
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(of a business) Opposite of to go bankrupt or become insolvent
“He was surprised that his business continued to thrive despite the economic downturn.”
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Opposite of to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
“Jack Traven would eventually succeed in saving most of the passengers from a bus that is wired with a bomb.”
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Opposite of to blend by stirring gently, with a folding action
“Some effort was made to separate the mixture, but the samples were greatly contaminated because some techniques were not carried out properly.”
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(of a business) Opposite of to go bankrupt
“Against the odds, his cafe would thrive in a suburb that was saturated with various eatery options.”
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Opposite of to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Opposite of to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
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Opposite of to give up one's resistance against something
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Opposite of to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
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Opposite of to break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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Opposite of go into liquidation
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Opposite of to surrender or end all resistance to
“It was a massive struggle to resist the lure of a cheeky beer, but I held firm.”
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Opposite of to fail or be unsuccessful
“After many failed attempts, Kobe would ultimately triumph.”
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Opposite of to cover or wrap loosely with folds of cloth
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Opposite of to give up one's resistance against an enemy or opponent
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Opposite of to collapse or burst inward violently
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Opposite of wrap in several layers of fabric
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(of a person or animal) Opposite of to sink to or towards the ground
“She willed herself to stand for the ovation following a brutal match with her opponent.”
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Opposite of to stop operating
“The operation of the equipment should still continue despite some strange but common mechanical noises.”
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Opposite of to hug, hold or embrace tightly
“I know that it may take a long while for you to forgive me, but please don't push me away.”
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(of a business or operation) Opposite of to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
“The business will open again once renovations are complete.”
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Opposite of to make wrinkled, particularly of fabric
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Opposite of to fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of
“Our menu will satisfy any hunger with options from hamburgers, pasta, seafood, steaks, and more.”
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Opposite of to make a crease in
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Opposite of to form or cause to form tight folds
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Opposite of to embrace by holding closely
“He managed to push away his assailant before escaping.”
Noun
Opposite of a furrow or wrinkle on a surface
“She opened his wardrobe door and noted the perfectly pressed suits on the far left, without a crease to be seen, and smoothness on every part of the fabric.”
Noun
Opposite of an assembly of people with a common interest
“The young girl was made a social pariah after a few controversial comments that drew widespread condemnation.”
Noun
Opposite of a group of people sharing a common or social interest
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Opposite of a thin, flat piece of material made of cloth, paper, metal, etc.
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Opposite of a small enclosure in which sheep, pigs, or other farm animals are kept
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Opposite of any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat rounded form
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Opposite of a group of people engaged in a shared enterprise, typically unlawful in nature
Noun
Opposite of the members or the number of members in a group
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