What is the opposite of launch?

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(catch) Opposite of to send through the air, especially with force
“Many fielders prefer to catch a ball while they are running and so regulate their speed as to be still on the move when they meet the ball.”
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(retain) Opposite of to send through the air, especially with force
“He decided against passing and would retain the ball in possession instead.”
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(launch into) Opposite of to be responsible for the creation or use of
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“If a resolution of approval must be passed before an executive branch initiative can be implemented, a filibuster would end the initiative.”
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Opposite of to send off into the skies or space
“If you don't bring down the helicopter now, it will strike again at a less opportune time.”
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Opposite of to take off into the skies or space
“The station was going to crash back down to Earth and there was nothing Wilson could do to stop it.”
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction with force
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Opposite of to set up or establish
“He will destroy his father's legacy if he runs the business into the ground.”
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(catch) Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
“He can catch the ball in traffic as well as anyone in the league, and he's lethal after the catch.”
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(catch) Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of to present formally for discussion or consideration
“The politician would recant his statement when it caused a public outcry.”
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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 bring into being
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Opposite of to discharge a projectile
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Opposite of to show or announce, especially publicly and for the first time
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Opposite of to present, unveil or launch
“We will suppress the information until the public is ready for it.”
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Opposite of to start a computer system
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(of a blow, ball, or attack) Opposite of to launch or aim (something) towards a given target
“Carlos fell on the first round, then continued to receive blows from his opponent afterward.”
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Opposite of to announce the arrival of something
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Opposite of to launch or ascend vertically into the air
“Due to the effect of wind, it could happen that by scrupulously following the indicator, the plane would finally land at the destination.”
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Opposite of a sudden rising from a surface into the skies
“This improved software could help reduce the impact of an unplanned landing or steer the quadcopter to a safe place to crash.”
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Opposite of the beginning of something
“For a variety of reasons, Clifton wrote very little toward the end of his career.”
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Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
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Opposite of the action of establishing something
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Opposite of first voyage
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Opposite of a speech or talk, typically in which a new product, idea, or piece of work is shown and explained
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Opposite of an instance of rising or moving up through the air
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