What is the opposite of kick?

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Opposite of to strike or propel, usually forcibly, with the foot
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Opposite of to quit or stop a habit
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Opposite of to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment, usually tiresomely
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Opposite of to take violent or aggressive action against
“He executed an upper block to defend a hit and counter-attacked with a reverse punch.”
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Opposite of to solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
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Opposite of to kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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(sport) Opposite of to kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player
“You should retain possession of the ball if there is nobody to pass to.”
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Opposite of to cease to proceed or act
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Opposite of to complain or express discontent in a wearisome manner
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Opposite of to shun or shy away from
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Opposite of stop oneself from doing something
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Opposite of to collide forcefully with something
“He threw a punch that would miss its mark.”
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Opposite of agree to give up or do without
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Opposite of to give up, resign, surrender, atsake
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(based on the game being played) Opposite of 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 a thrill of pleasurable, often reckless, excitement
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Opposite of a strong taste, flavor, or smell
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Opposite of protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
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Opposite of a sense of thrill or excitement
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Opposite of an abrupt rough or violent movement
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Opposite of a source of pleasure or satisfaction
“I learned that studying was a choice, not a chore.”
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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.”
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Opposite of a violent shock as from a heavy blow
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(sport) Opposite of a pass from a teammate that results directly in a score
“It was a brilliant goal which came about from unselfish team play.”
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(sports) Opposite of an act of kicking, hitting or throwing the ball to another player
Retention of possession was quite clearly on the agenda this week after the opposition recorded an unprecedented amount of steals in the last game.”
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Opposite of an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure
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Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Opposite of pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire
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Opposite of fulfillment
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Opposite of a physical impact or the act of causing one
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