What is the opposite of nudge?

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(crowd into) Opposite for to press forward into an area with limited space
“After waiting in line in what seemed like an unmovable queue, it was probably wise to retreat from the congregation and cut our losses.”
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Opposite for to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them, but I would urge caution and some sensible risk assessment.”
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Opposite for to advise earnestly
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Opposite for to irritate or upset, typically with repeated or unpleasant acts
“To console myself, I read and re-read your letters while daydreaming about the future.”
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Opposite for to come close in quantity or quality
“The world's population will be a far cry from several hundred billion within a few decades.”
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Opposite for to bother, harass, or annoy persistently
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