What is the opposite of pat?

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Noun
Opposite of a compact mass of soft material
Noun
Opposite of a mass or lump of a soft material, used for padding, stuffing, or wiping
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 a blow or strike
Noun
Opposite of an act of rubbing something
Adjective
Opposite of stubbornly sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action
Adjective
Opposite of appropriate, relevant or suitable for the occasion
Adjective
Opposite of smooth and superficially impressive, but typically insincere or shallow
Adjective
Opposite of implied or inferred
Adjective
Opposite of not yielding in strength, severity, or determination
Adjective
Opposite of relevant or important with regard to (a subject or matter)
“In the example that you cited, proof of beneficial mutations is irrelevant to the Darwinian explanation of the transmutation of species.”
Adjective
Opposite of not able to be disputed or doubted
Adjective
Opposite of always steady and on course
Adjective
Opposite of suitable for some particular purpose
Adjective
Opposite of ignoring the true complexities of an issue
Adjective
Opposite of clear-cut
Adverb
Opposite of at exactly the right moment or in the right way
Verb
Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Verb
Opposite of to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“You'll need to scrub this stubborn stain nice and hard to remove it.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to touch or stroke gently or lovingly
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
Verb
Opposite of to strike with a quick light blow or blows
Verb
Opposite of to touch with the intention of having a calming effect
“The last thing a trainer should do is to strike their horse.”
Verb
Opposite of to dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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