What is the opposite of leap?

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Opposite of to jump or leap, to a great height, or with great force
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Opposite of to accept (an opportunity) eagerly
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Opposite of to increase, especially suddenly or dramatically
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Opposite of to move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce
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Opposite of to run somewhere very quickly
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(of a person) Opposite of to move in a quick and lively way
“The brooding teenagers stand around in the hallway, looking the others up and down as they pass by.”
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Opposite of to move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards
“There was nothing they could do except to sit and wait until the enemy passes.”
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Opposite of to make, or cause to make, a sudden forward movement
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Opposite of to pass over (an obstacle) by a spring or leap
“When you see him fail to mount the ramp properly in the footage, you know it is inevitable that he will crash into the wall below.”
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Opposite of to move or run somewhere swiftly and suddenly
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Opposite of to make or become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“It should gradually diminish as the body returns to balance over a few months of treatment.”
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Opposite of to move about or around quickly and randomly
“We walk steadily at the base of the shore where the waves remain still on a warm night.”
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Opposite of to get to a location by any means of motion
“Please stand still for a moment while I take your measurements.”
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Opposite of to spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
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Opposite of to jump or dive quickly and energetically
“Gretel would quickly climb to the surface after falling into the lake.”
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Opposite of to move or jump like a kangaroo
Noun
Opposite of a dramatic or sudden increase in the level, amount or degree of something
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Opposite of an act of jumping into the air
“I spent fifteen years pursuing perfection in the sport, and the most important lesson I learned is the necessity to stick the landing.”
Noun
Opposite of a development or improvement
“The retrogression in the company's technology due to a lack of funding for research and development was noticeable.”
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Opposite of a sudden forward thrust of the body towards something or someone
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Opposite of development or improvement in a given product or field
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Opposite of something invented through research and development
Noun
Opposite of the process of change from one form to another
“We continue to witness the stagnation of the country as it remains in a state of totalitarianism.”
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