What is the opposite of keep?

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Opposite of to put or store in a regular place
Discard any items you don't need to avoid clutter.”
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Opposite of to hold or maintain
“Please don't lose this heirloom as it means the world to me.”
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Opposite of to prevent or delay (from doing something)
“This new feature will help me to finish my work quicker.”
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Opposite of to do what is required by the terms of
“He would later break his contract to join another organization.”
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Opposite of to continue or cause to continue in a specified condition, position or course
Pause for a second, and think about what you want to say next.”
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(of an expression) Opposite of to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“You could see that he was starting to lose his cool after making some uncharacteristic unforced errors.”
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Opposite of to continue doing or to do repeatedly
“Can you please stop chewing with your mouth open?”
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Opposite of to have as part of normal stock
“Our grocery store will generally disregard produce that is past the expiry date.”
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Opposite of to pay the living expenses of
“The presiding judge could not understand why a mother would choose to gamble her life savings and ignore her family's needs.”
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Opposite of to maintain by writing regular records in
“I remember reading the following verse in one of my workbooks at primary school and having to memorize it.”
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Opposite of to associate with
“Three former members would dissociate themselves from the controversial religious group.”
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(of food) Opposite of to stay fresh
“The spinach is going to spoil in three days, so use it while it is fresh.”
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(of animals) Opposite of to own and look after for pleasure or profit
“Sadly, the owners would decide to abandon their senior dog after their move.”
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Opposite of to keep (something) going
“It is high time we abandon this silly practice of howling at the moon.”
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(of a shop or business) Opposite of to own or manage
“After more than fifty years in the baking industry, Giuseppi would finally sell his patisserie.”
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Opposite of to drive danger or attack away from
“Poachers were planning to assault wildlife within the reserve.”
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Opposite of to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony
“Rajesh comically notes that he would break the strict practice of not eating beef in order to enjoy American food.”
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Opposite of to store or set aside for future use
“If you continue to waste your points, you will have no credits left on your rewards card.”
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Opposite of to put in or as if in prison
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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Opposite of to possess or be responsible for
“Without his equipment, he will lack the necessary tools and equipment to build and repair the unit.”
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Opposite of to restrain or to keep in check
Free yourself from the tyranny of emotional baggage, and you will be able to move on.”
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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 keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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To hold up or serve as a foundation for
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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of refrain from drinking alcohol
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Opposite of to limit or restrict
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(of a shop) Opposite of to keep a regular stock of (goods for sale)
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Opposite of to look after and make decisions about
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Opposite of to control by means of rules and regulations
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To give as a share or portion
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Opposite of to control or keep in check
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Opposite of to look after and make decisions about
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Opposite of to manage
“Many agents sell a bunch of houses, then spend all their time servicing those houses and neglect their business.”
Noun
Opposite of food, clothes, and other essentials for living
“Please don't bring any non-essentials, as our luggage is already bursting at the seams.”
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(someone or something) Opposite of the state of supervising, protecting, and maintaining the health and welfare of
“Due to her negligence, Lily had lost the rights to her children.”
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Opposite of a court-mandated allowance made to a former spouse by a divorced or legally separated person
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Opposite of the provision of regular meals when one stays somewhere, in return for payment or services
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Opposite of a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
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Opposite of the action of preserving something
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Opposite of the protective care or guardianship of someone or something
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