What is the opposite of grab?

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Verb
Opposite of to take or gain possession of, usually quickly or opportunistically
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Opposite of to grasp or seize suddenly and roughly
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Opposite of to delight, allure or attract in an almost magical manner
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Opposite of to catch or apprehend someone
“The authorities would release the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Opposite of to steal (something)
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
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Opposite of to act on an opportunity
“He would miss many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
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Opposite of to acquire, especially as a return for effort
“He was a Finnish long-distance runner who had to forfeit his Olympic medal after testing positive for steroids in 1984.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“Laying on the cologne may actually repel the ladies, rather than attract them.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
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(jump at) Opposite of to eagerly accept
“After giving it some thought, I decided that I would decline the offer to study by correspondence.”
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Opposite of jump at
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Opposite of to get or hold the attention of
“Comedians can lose their audience if they don't get to the punchline quick enough.”
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(idiomatic) Opposite of to come into one's possession, usually unexpectedly
“Through a lack of financial acumen, he would eventually lose most of his wealth.”
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Opposite of to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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Opposite of to encourage or arouse interest, activity or enthusiasm in
“Each attack is designed to demoralize our people and divide us from one another.”
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Opposite of touch or feel with the fingers
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Opposite of to lift out (liquid) with a utensil
Noun
Opposite of the act of catching an object in motion
“I have not witnessed a more embarrassing drop from any wicket-keeper in the history of the game.”
Noun
Opposite of seizing something
Noun
Opposite of the action of confiscating or impounding property
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