What is the opposite of nudge?

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Opposite of to prod or poke someone, typically gently
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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(crowd into) Opposite of 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 of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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To poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would jab the pedestrian call button repeatedly, believing that it would result in the walk sign lighting up immediately.”
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Opposite of touch or scrape lightly in passing
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Opposite of 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 of to come into general physical contact with
“If you see mushrooms in the wild, don't be tempted to pick it up, and instead avoid them.”
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Opposite of to move very slowly (towards something)
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Opposite of come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity
Noun
Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
Noun
Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
Noun
Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
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