What is the opposite of mend?

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Opposite of to fix or repair something
“He couldn't have chosen a worse time to break the coffee machine, as I was in dire need of a caffeine fix.”
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Opposite of to make changes to correct an error or mistake
“Improper technique and artifacts can further exacerbate the errors of interpretation.”
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Opposite of to recover or improve, especially from an injury or illness
“His condition started to worsen as he entered a state of shock.”
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Opposite of to add fuel to (a fire)
“Attempts were made to extinguish the flames with a fire hose from an adjacent building but to no avail.”
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Opposite of to sew or stitch up a torn fabric or garment
“If possible, tear the fabric before you begin, so that you can follow the straight of the weave when cutting.”
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Opposite of to mend or repair
“Kevin was a naughty boy who would mistreat and break his toys.”
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Opposite of to repair or renovate so as to return something to its original condition
“Controversial plans to demolish five traditional homes to make way for a huge apartment block in a village near York are set to be thrown out.”
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Opposite of to solve (a problem)
“As those who attended the meeting heard, there are several issues of circumstance that problematize this motion.”
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Opposite of smarten up
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Opposite of mend or reassemble
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Opposite of unite or cause to unite
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Opposite of to stitch or sew up
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(rare) Opposite of a repair or patch in a fabric or material
“There was a rip in the seat of her jeans, and it didn't look like an intentional one.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of recovering from an illness or injury
“The old man said he was on the decline, so he was hesitant to pursue anything that would add meaning to his life and give him satisfaction.”
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