What is the opposite of pick up?

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Opposite of to lift or raise something by grasping it
“Do not drop that sheet of glass or it will be very expensive to replace.”
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Opposite of to acquire knowledge, understanding, or skill in
“Without practice, I will forget how to speak French.”
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Opposite of to purchase something
“Johnny wants to set up a stall to sell some lemonade.”
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Opposite of to get possession of something
“Ian would often lose his money by gambling it all away at the casino.”
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Opposite of to begin again or continue after a pause or interruption
“After lunch, we would like to finish the presentation with a Q and A.”
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Opposite of to come or go someplace to provide transportation for someone or a group of people
“Can you please leave the house keys with my agent this afternoon?”
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Opposite of to arrest for a crime or misdemeanor
“Given his good conduct, they would discharge him from prison earlier than expected.”
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Opposite of to become better
“Your health will worsen if you maintain your diet without any exercise.”
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Opposite of to increase in strength
“If you continue to get injured, you will weaken the joint and increase the risk of fracture.”
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Opposite of to gather a (great) quantity of
“We need to scatter these eggs broadly across the field to make this Easter Egg Hunt fun.”
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Opposite of to make neat and orderly
“We spent hours tidying your room only to have you disorder it again in seconds.”
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Opposite of to attract or seduce someone
“She had no interest in Wade and would often reject his advances.”
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Opposite of to pick up or fetch something
“Don't abandon your brother at the train station!”
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(transitive) Opposite of to resume after a brief discontinuance
“The principal had to halt all activities as paramedics attended to a student affected by the intense heat.”
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to be expectant of a positive outcome
“Unfortunately, the bad weather is expected to persist for a few more days.”
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Opposite of to perceive information through one's senses
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Opposite of to acquire new information or skill
“I hope that others can assemble the jagged rhythms of my stories to unlearn common misperceptions about vernacular English.”
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Opposite of to receive or be sent something
“I will send the item I sold on eBay through the mail soon.”
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Opposite of obtain in exchange for payment
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Opposite of dredge up
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Opposite of pick up the telephone
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Opposite of to be successful
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Opposite of be hurt, killed, damaged, or destroyed by
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Opposite of restore to a normal or upright position
“Our Jenga structure would topple at the hands of our little one, who would proceed to laugh hysterically at the pool of bricks beneath him.”
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Opposite of become or make more intense
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Opposite of to be purchasable for a specified price
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Opposite of to elevate to a higher place or position
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Opposite of to accept or receive, typically something awarded
“She had worked hard and tried her best, but would ultimately fail at winning a medal during the tournament.”
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