What is the opposite of pass?

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Opposite of to move across or through a given point
“We would have to stop at the crossing in order for the children to safely walk across to their school.”
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Opposite of to get ahead of
“She would block my path and I would have to remain where I was for the duration of the escalator journey.”
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Opposite of to go beyond the limits of
“In his last three attempts, Kenneth would consistently subceed his personal best time.”
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(of a candidate) Opposite of to be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
“Do not entertain thoughts of failure, for you will fail before you even begin.”
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Opposite of to give or hand over
“I would rather you keep it for yourself than to give it to someone who does not deserve it.”
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Opposite of to draw to a close
“If symptoms persist, please see a doctor.”
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Opposite of to come to the end of one's life
“Even after a scary brush with death, he would continue to live on the edge.”
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Opposite of to enact or establish legally or legislatively
“Some members of the Senate would reject any proposition to break away from the Union.”
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Opposite of to pronounce (a judgement or judicial sentence)
“In an unexpected twist of fate, the judge would withhold the defendant's sentence.”
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Opposite of to decide not to do something
“Ned Nederlander would accept the German's challenge of a quickdraw.”
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(of an action or remark) Opposite of to happen
“He reminded her that his love for her would never fade.”
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(of an action or remark) Opposite of to be accepted without scrutiny
“The media will scrutinize every little thing a professional athlete will do on-field and off-field.”
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(of time) Opposite of to elapse
“Can you please stop the timer in approximately half an hour?”
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(sport) Opposite of to kick, hit, or throw (the ball) to another player
“You should retain possession of the ball if there is nobody to pass to.”
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Opposite of to express in words to someone
“If you are going to withhold important information, we will have to detain you.”
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Opposite of to enact or establish legally or legislatively
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Opposite of to refuse or say no to
“I accept your apology for breaking the vase.”
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Opposite of to speak or to use words to express
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Opposite of to emit or discharge from a container, space, or one's body
“As the bucket is pulled toward the machine, it will dig and load the bucket with the material being excavated.”
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Opposite of to be superior to
“More to the point, if I made a copy of a cassette, the copy would be inferior to the original.”
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Opposite of to become less strong in intensity, especially to the point of disappearing completely
“If your confidence isn't the greatest, start somewhere, anywhere, and let your confidence build over time as you practice your skills.”
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Opposite of to draw to a close
“He definitely has potential, so we should persist with him for a little longer.”
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Opposite of to pass time in a leisurely manner
“When I was young, I would slave away at the family farm for most of my days.”
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Opposite of to pass or transfer from one person or entity to another
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Opposite of to make a law
“Citizens hoped that the government would eventually abolish the law prohibiting the sale and use of chewing gum anywhere in the country.”
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(of time, usually "fly by") Opposite of to pass swiftly
“It's amazing how time seems to slow when I have reduced distractions to a minimum.”
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Opposite of to come to an end or conclusion
“The footage will start in a few minutes!”
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Opposite of to vanish or disappear, especially gradually
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Opposite of to go through an experience
“He managed to avoid hard work because he would always delegate it to others.”
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Opposite of to use or occupy one's time (in given an activity)
“Mr. Chairman, I will reserve my time for questions.”
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Opposite of to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing
“I heard her mumble something under her breath as she was escorted out of the building.”
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Opposite of to pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction
“The stream will follow down the small cliff where it will terminate in a large pond.”
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Opposite of disappear slowly
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Opposite of to pass swiftly over
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Opposite of bring or carry
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Opposite of to give an account of
“Stay awhile and listen!”
Noun
Opposite of an act of moving or going through a given point
“The convoys would have to come to a halt to undergo stringent checks before proceeding.”
Noun
Opposite of a route over or through mountains
“An impasse was reached, and the truck would have to turn around to find another route.”
Noun
Opposite of a path cleared for passage or travel
“You will reach a blockade at the end of this straight, and your only option will be to turn left.”
Noun
Opposite of a legal or official authorization for entry
“Management of the stadium will enforce a ban on those who engage in belligerent behavior.”
Noun
Opposite of the realization or fulfilment of a plan or project
“Despite their effort, it was all for naught.”
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(sports) Opposite of an act of kicking, hitting or throwing the ball to another player
Retention of possession was quite clearly on the agenda this week after the opposition recorded an unprecedented amount of steals in the last game.”
Noun
Opposite of a deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water
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Opposite of a valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river
Noun
Opposite of an act of refusal or avoidance
“Give the ride a go. You may well find yourself enjoying the experience.”
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(sport) Opposite of a pass from a teammate that results directly in a score
“It was a brilliant goal which came about from unselfish team play.”
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Opposite of an attempt or effort to achieve something
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Opposite of an urgent need or demand
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Opposite of an expression of unwillingness to accept or grant an offer or request
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Opposite of a low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it
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Opposite of the permission, means or right to enter
“Diario Moderno saw Sandino's rejection from the Club de Granada as a product of three distinct yet interrelated forms of exclusion.”
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