What is the opposite of nudge?

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Opposite for bump, elbow
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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 exert force or pressure on
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Opposite for to extend outward beyond a usual point
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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 push without gentleness
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Opposite for push, jostle
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Opposite for push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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Opposite for bring one's hand or another part of one's body into contact with
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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 cut outer covering off
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Opposite for to pass lightly across or touch gently especially in passing
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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 urge, incite
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Opposite for beg, push for, encourage
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Opposite for egg on, incite
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Opposite for push or poke sharply
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Opposite for cause someone to take a course of action
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Opposite for to force or compel
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Opposite for to bother, harass, or annoy persistently
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Opposite for snuggle up to
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Opposite for come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity
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