What is the opposite of nail?

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Opposite of to fasten or join together with a nail or nails
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Opposite of to apprehend or catch someone, especially a suspected criminal
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Opposite of to expose or reveal the true nature or character of
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Opposite of to take possession of
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Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to hit, strike or knock something forcefully
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Opposite of to engage in carnal activity
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Opposite of to take possession or control of something, especially something elusive
“Despite his efforts to retrieve it in the first place, Harvey would have to relinquish the relic to save Peyton.”
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Opposite of to catch or apprehend someone
“The authorities would release the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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(of a person) Opposite of to catch or apprehend
“On the following day, his mood had improved and he agreed to release the prisoners.”
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Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to perform an act that ensures success or victory
“Tim had a chance to ice the game in the dying seconds, but he would flub his shot.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or agreement about
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Opposite of to grab, seize or take something suddenly or forcibly
“Filled with a guilty conscience, Bernie would later return the elderly couple's jewelry.”
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Opposite of to finalize or settle
“The two judges do not see eye to eye, and ultimately, it would unsettle the final result.”
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Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
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Opposite of to acquire, especially as a return for effort
“He was a Finnish long-distance runner who had to forfeit his Olympic medal after testing positive for steroids in 1984.”
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Opposite of to act in accordance to the terms of
“They had every state-of-the-art surveillance gadget focused on him, and they had expected that he would breach the terms of his contract with an indiscrete moment on the computer.”
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(major in) Opposite of to concentrate on a particular area of study
“I have decided to diversify my areas of study to encompass several subjects.”
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Opposite of to act on an opportunity
“He would miss many golden opportunities that had been presented to him during his career because of his tunnel vision.”
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