What is the opposite of mends?

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Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
Noun
(rare) Opposite of plural for 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 plural for 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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