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What is the opposite of freeing?

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Noun
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
Noun
Opposite of a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged
Noun
Opposite of the act or process of extricating or disentangling
Noun
Opposite of an act of saving or being saved from danger, difficulty or confinement
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
“Under our system of criminal law, a person accused of a crime must bear the consequences of arrest and incarceration until trial.”
Noun
Opposite of liberation
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of detaching or dismembering a part or limb from a structure or body
Noun
Opposite of the action of extracting something, especially using effort or force
“Another method of treatment is acupuncture, which involves the insertion of thin needles into the body to regulate and redirect the flow of qi.”
Adjective
Opposite of providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to release from confinement
“The county would imprison Steven after he was convicted of a crime under controversial circumstances.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to release from a physical restraint
“They set up a lure to trap the rat that had been plaguing their home.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Verb
(free up) Opposite of present participle for to remove unwanted items from a surface, space or area
“Let's fill up the spare room with all of our hoarded junk while we figure out the best way to dispose of them.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to part with a possession or right
“Despite your continued insistence, I must reserve my precious time for use on more pressing matters.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make assets or funds available
“The banks would freeze the politician's bank accounts under instruction from law enforcement.”
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