What is the opposite of guard?

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Noun
Opposite of an object or device that provides safety or protection
Noun
Opposite of a (heightened) state of being ready to defend oneself
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Opposite of a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection
Noun
Opposite of a person who protects or defends something
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of carefully observing someone or something over a period of time
“The Police Chief would harangue the guards about their carelessness that resulted in the Green Emerald being stolen.”
Noun
Opposite of one who enforces confinement in a jail or prison
Noun
Opposite of the act of protecting
“This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.”
Noun
Opposite of a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to prevent or control access or escape
Noun
Opposite of a defensive wall of a castle or walled city, having a broad top with a walkway and typically a stone parapet
Noun
Opposite of conserver or guard
Noun
Opposite of the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
“More needs to be done about the neglect of children in foster care.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who escorts or shows the way to others
“I continued the trek, just one follower of many led by our expert guide.”
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of one who protects or watches over someone or something
“Dutch rigs deadly traps of spikes, trip wires, and pendulous logs, and fashions explosive arrows, as the hunted has now become the hunter.”
Verb
Opposite of to protect or defend someone or something
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Opposite of to take care of temporarily
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Opposite of to place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
“Cover and cook for one minute, then uncover and add the asparagus peas or mangetouts.”
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Opposite of to keep the state of something or a place in good condition
“It is your duty of care to ensure that you do not damage the rented car.”
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Opposite of to protect the state of someone or something
“This project has been set up to undermine the opposition's efforts to enact their policies.”
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Opposite of to protect oneself against loss on (a bet or investment) by making balancing or compensating transactions
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Opposite of to appreciate or value highly
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