What is the opposite of hit?

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Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
Noun
Opposite of a successful venture, especially in the field of entertainment
“Her latest album was a complete failure and did not live up to the lofty standards of her previous releases.”
Noun
Opposite of a verbal attack
“Critics would often give her a compliment about her style at various high fashion events.”
Noun
Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
Noun
Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
Noun
Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
Noun
Opposite of a military strike or incursion
“They made their retreat when the local tribes began to show some aggression.”
Noun
Opposite of a forceful collision of two things
“The aversion of traffic calamity was a result of the two drivers' avoidance of an accident, thanks to their quick thinking and reaction.”
Noun
Opposite of a great victory or achievement
“After a promising start to the season, the loss now sees them in danger of not playing finals for the third straight season.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being illegal or against the law
Noun
Opposite of the killing of a human being by another
“Like all good feel-good stories, it ended with the sparing of a life, and one that could very well change the world.”
Noun
Opposite of a short, straight punch
“He executed a perfect parry on his opponent's uppercut, and then was able to go on the offensive.”
Verb
Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
Verb
Opposite of to come into forceful contact with something
“He managed to dodge the oncoming car by quickly maneuvering his vehicle back into the appropriate lane.”
Verb
Opposite of to reach or achieve a desired goal, usually in numeric terms
“Jenna would miss placing first in the race by a fraction of second.”
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Opposite of to cause physical damage to
“He fired a shot at Superman, but it would have no effect against the man of steel.”
Verb
(of a realization) Opposite of to suddenly come to one's mind
“The actor's name would temporarily escape me as I attempted to answer the trivia question.”
Verb
Opposite of to hit, strike or knock something forcefully
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Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to hit or strike, especially on the head
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
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Opposite of to physically attack
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Opposite of to take the life of (someone)
“The kidnappers assured Maria that they would spare Rico if the ransom was paid.”
Verb
Opposite of to have attained or achieved
“I surrendered my search for love and did not feel a shred of regret.”
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Opposite of to use a narcotic in order to make (someone) drowsy or insensible
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
Verb
Opposite of to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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(of a physical location) Opposite of to arrive or get as far as
“They fondly recall vessels that would depart the island, meander about for a day or evening, then return to port.”
Verb
Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
Adjective
Opposite of seriously affected by an undesirable condition or unpleasant feeling
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