What is the opposite of held on to?

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To have inadvertently dropped or left something or someone behind
“I lost my headphones on the train before I disembarked because I wasn't paying attention.”
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To have set aside or reserved for a particular purpose
“I allowed at least half an hour for the appointment.”
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To have exchanged or given up something
“She changed her ice-cream for mine because she didn't like chocolate.”
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To have made something into something else
“I changed the design of the website as it was out of date.”
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Opposite of past tense for to let go or release one's hold of
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Opposite of past tense for to step down from one's position or role
“Al would maintain his position as CEO of the project, despite its restructuring.”
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Opposite of past tense for to arrange for something to belong to, or be officially controlled by, somebody else
“Public lands presently under the state, county, or municipal ownership could be expected to retain the existing administration and management.”
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Opposite of past tense for to relinquish or give up a right, claim or title
“In my opinion, the most effective solution would be to allow the consumer buyer to retain his right to a price reduction.”
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(based on the game being played) Opposite of past tense for to strike a ball as part of a game
“It is best to retain the ball if you cannot see an open player.”
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Opposite of past tense for to uncover that which was hidden or kept secret
“They are secretive and withhold information not only from the rest of the world, but even from their own organizations.”
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Opposite of past tense for to dispatch or send (a document or goods)
“Early biographers claim that he then attended Lincoln's Inn, but the Inn's archives retain no record of him.”
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Opposite of past tense for to make reference to or speak about briefly or in passing
“She would withhold information about her informant in order to protect his identity.”
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Opposite of past tense for to throw or launch something in a given direction
“Players can hold the ball for only three seconds at any time.”
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(idiomatic) Opposite of past tense for to invent, create, or think of
“Being the conniver that he was, Mark would withhold most of his great ideas from the rest of the team.”
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(direct at or to) Opposite of past tense for to intend a remark, comment or statement for
“Rather than openly stating her disagreement, she would remain silent about her reaction and keep her opinions to herself.”
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Opposite of past tense for to reveal secrets or gossip
“He may withhold what he regards as his most powerful secrets to maintain a competitive advantage over the other students.”
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Opposite of past tense for to get rid of
“Why do you like to keep your old belongings? It is only resulting in more clutter around our home!”
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Opposite of past tense for to give, place or hand back something
“The DVD is not due back for another week, so you can continue to keep it.”
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