What is the opposite of holds?

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Opposite of contains or holds (inside)
“The dish lacks sufficient quality ingredients to consider it a healthy choice.”
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Opposite of to physically grip or grasp something
“The coach could not understand why Dano was so hesitant to release the ball during tackles.”
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Opposite of to have as a belief or opinion
“He and his employers refute accusations that his style of investigation constitutes entrapment.”
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Opposite of to allow or have room for
“The local townsfolk would crowd into town for their annual Oktoberfest celebrations.”
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(of a meeting, function, etc.) Opposite of to conduct or organize
“The director decided to cancel the conference due to a potentially low turnout.”
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Opposite of to keep going
“Lingering showers will eventually end across the Central and Eastern coastal areas.”
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“The gas would cause me to release a loud belch.”
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Opposite of to embrace by holding closely
“He managed to push away his assailant before escaping.”
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Opposite of to keep in one's mind
“You need to forget her if you want to move forward with your life.”
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Opposite of to keep under custody
“Jack Walsh would release Jonathan Mardukas after a midnight run to Los Angeles.”
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Opposite of to maintain the focus or attention of others
“You will lose your audience if your speech is boring.”
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Opposite of to have as one's role or occupation
“After several years of leading the club, Luke would relinquish his role as captain.”
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Opposite of to point or direct (an object)
“It is best to dismiss a moving target as they are more difficult to hit.”
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Opposite of to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Once you leave the premises, it will invalidate your ticket and you will not be able to re-enter the compound.”
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(of a phone conversation) Opposite of to stay on the line
“I will hang up the call if she continues to be belligerent and unreasonable on the phone.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for power or control
“Their inability to maintain peace is further proof of their impotence.”
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Opposite of plural for a way of holding something or the act of holding it
“The release of the ball is pivotal to a good serving technique.”
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Opposite of plural for a solid grip with one's feet
“A slip on this rugged terrain can cause serious injury.”
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Opposite of plural for control or dominion over something
“He demanded total subservience to his authority.”
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(hold of) Opposite of plural for the knowledge gained from understanding or knowing something
“This mess is the result of our misapprehension of the situation.”
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Opposite of plural for an area where items are stored
“Now, anyone with too much money and enough ambition can produce useless plastic junk that will end up in a landfill.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the action of confining, or the state of being confined
“After many years, his discharge from prison was finally at hand.”
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