What is the opposite of picking up?

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Opposite of coming into possession of
“I will be giving my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of picking up or fetching something
“Don't even think about abandoning your brother at the train station!”
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Opposite of catching or apprehending someone
“The authorities will be releasing the suspect after finding out that he had a solid alibi.”
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Opposite of receiving or being sent something
“I will be sending the item I sold on eBay through the mail soon.”
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Opposite of acquiring complete knowledge or skill in
“The school should also be the place where unlearning what has been mistaught takes place.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for to acquire knowledge, understanding, or skill in
“Without practice, I will forget how to speak French.”
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Opposite of present participle for to purchase something
“Johnny wants to set up a stall to sell some lemonade.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for to become better
“Your health will worsen if you maintain your diet without any exercise.”
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Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for to attract or seduce someone
“She had no interest in Wade and would often reject his advances.”
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