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 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 express an objection to what someone has said or done
“Suspecting that something was going to happen this evening, Qatari had no choice but to acquiesce, since he was outnumbered.”
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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
“General pushing strength is useful to all athletes who participate in contact sports such as boxing, football, rugby and wrestling.”
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Opposite of to give up or abstain from something
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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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(usually sports) Opposite of to hit, kick or throw something (usually a ball) extremely high
“The goalkeeper would deflect the ball away from the goal skillfully.”
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Opposite of to move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position
“The lever is supposed to bounce back after two seconds but it would remain in the activated position for the entirety of the process.”
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Opposite of to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something
“So keep your chin up, dig into work and rejoice in the fact that the weekend is almost here.”
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Opposite of to agree to give up or do without
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Opposite of a thrill of pleasurable, often reckless, excitement
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Opposite of a strong or sharp flavor or smell
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Opposite of protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
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Opposite of a complaint or protest over something believed to be wrong or unfair
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
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Opposite of pleasure, especially when gained from the satisfaction of a desire
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Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
“How can we overcome the general ennui associated with the thought of another incredibly boring day ahead of us?”
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Opposite of energy or vitality used to impress or attract attention
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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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(chore) Opposite of a source of pleasure or satisfaction
“I learned that studying was a choice, not a chore.”
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(drag) Opposite of a source of pleasure or satisfaction
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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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(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 an expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition
“When a person signs a document, his acceptance of an illegible scrawl as his signature is sufficient to make it his signature.”
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Opposite of a violent shaking movement caused by an impact, explosion, or tremor
“After the earthquake had passed, there was an unexpected stillness that followed.”
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Opposite of a physical impact or the act of causing one
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Opposite of an insult, or that which is interpreted as one
“It's a great compliment when one is able to say that the student has surpassed the teacher.”
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