What is the opposite of gush?

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Noun
Opposite of a rapid and plentiful stream or burst of something
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief spell of an activity or sensation
Noun
Opposite of a sudden or brief outbreak or burst of something
Noun
Opposite of a steady, continuous stream or supply of something
“As a result of the strike, there was a break in the production of European luxury cars.”
Noun
Opposite of a leakage of gas, liquid, or heat from a container
Storage of nitrogen in a wetland is only a temporary measure, whether nitrogen is assimilated into biomass or absorbed by the soil.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden flow or flood
“With this system, a trickle of water is discharged continuously near each plant.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief outbreak
Noun
Opposite of a sudden outbreak, outburst or eruption (originally of flame, but now used more generally of any violent activity)
Noun
Opposite of exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
Noun
Opposite of an instance of leaking
Noun
Opposite of a physical forward or upward movement, typically sudden or powerful in nature
“It is certain that Attila made a sudden retreat into Pannonia and tradition has ascribed it to a superstitious fear of incurring the fate of Alaric.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden burst of intense emotion
“Her favorite character is Data, an android who, for all his emotionlessness, has a great curiosity about being human.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of the sea or a river in adding to the area of land by deposition
Noun
Opposite of exaggerated and self-indulgent tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
Noun
Opposite of an overwhelming quantity of things or people happening or appearing at the same time
“It attracted pilgrims and other visitors from distant places, but the cathedral was not the parish or proper church of more than a handful of people.”
Verb
Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
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Opposite of to cascade or issue forth from somewhere
“Each drawer will be clearly marked and will be lined with bin liners for easy disposal and to ensure that the liquid is contained.”
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Opposite of to speak or write about someone or something with great enthusiasm or admiration
Verb
Opposite of to talk or chatter at length, typically on trivial subjects
“He motioned to silence the crowd as he prepared to belt the opening number for the concert.”
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Opposite of let or force out (a fluid, especially blood) from the vessel that contains it into the surrounding area
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Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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Opposite of to move (quickly) without obstruction
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Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
“Glimmers of twilight began to seep through, as water might trickle through a basket's rushes.”
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Opposite of to flow or move in a stream
“You can run the hairdryer over the wet patch on your dress and it should dry up pretty quick.”
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Opposite of to emit, throw or give off
“Textile measurements are taken at standard temperature and humidity because fibers can absorb moisture from the air.”
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Opposite of to talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way
“What you see is a young politician, who has an ability to articulate his views like an experienced statesman.”
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(usually of a liquid) Opposite of to rise up, to spill over, or to be on the verge of spilling over
“His tears began to ebb once he had gotten over the overwhelming emotion of landing his dream job.”
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Opposite of to leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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Opposite of flatter
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Opposite of to engage in (typically meaningless or unimportant) conversation
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Opposite of to act in a dreamily infatuated manner
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