What is the opposite of grind?

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Opposite of to crush into fine particles
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Opposite of to cause to become sharp or sharper
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Opposite of to cause to be troubled or perturbed
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Opposite of to crush or reduce to fine particles
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Opposite of to apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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Opposite of to scrape or wear away by friction or erosion
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Opposite of to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
“A good wax will easily last eight to ten months on a car that will protect the paint from external elements like scratches, dust, and contaminants.”
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Opposite of to engage in carnal activity
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Opposite of to make shiny by applying a glossy substance to
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(give up) Opposite of to crush into fine particles
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(reconstruct) Opposite of to crush into fine particles
“The documentary takes us behind the scenes in the paleontologist's workshop, where they reconstruct ancient dinosaurs as they might have been from tiny fragments.”
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Opposite of to compress, crush or squeeze something, altering its shape in the process
“Use your fingers to stretch and pull the dough to one end of the table, but take care not to rip the dough.”
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Opposite of to move slowly, heavily, clumsily, or with difficulty
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To make smooth or glossy by applying surface pressure
“The artisan would use sandpaper to smooth the grain of the wood.”
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Opposite of to acquire new information or skill
“I hope that others can assemble the jagged rhythms of my stories to unlearn common misperceptions about vernacular English.”
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of to exert oneself for a particular purpose
“I would laze late into the night despite having work to complete.”
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Opposite of to remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
“The movie would end abruptly as Tarzan became a snack for some emotionally underdeveloped but visually alert predator who lacked a feelings-oriented adviser.”
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Opposite of to study intensively over a short period of time just before an examination
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Opposite of to apply oneself to study
“Most children, as well as many adults, would rather play than study most of the time if given a choice.”
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“Using spray waxes or polishes on a surface will just dull the shine.”
Noun
Opposite of hard, and usually dull, work, effort or activity
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Opposite of work, especially physical, manual or hard labor
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Opposite of a habit or pattern of behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change
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Opposite of a significantly difficult task or experience
“Life was a luxury for him now that he had finally made a success of himself.”
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(colloquial, US) Opposite of a difficult or tedious undertaking
“With this lemonade concentrate in the refrigerator, making a cold drink is a cinch.”
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Opposite of hard work, or the effort expended on a particular task
“We are never going to finish building this house with so much laziness.”
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Opposite of a mental or emotional conflict or struggle
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Opposite of customary or habitual usage
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Opposite of an overly studious or intellectual person
Adjective
Opposite of indefatigable, untiring, or inexhaustible
Adjective
Opposite of not able to be tired
Adjective
Opposite of of the most normal, frequent, or regular type
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