What is the opposite of pinch?

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Opposite of to crush by being too tight, such as a foot by a shoe
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Opposite of to steal or take without permission
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Opposite of to arrest (someone)
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Opposite of to live in a frugal way
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Opposite of to be frugal with or use sparingly
“The rich seldom admit that they waste money on frivolity, and rationalize conspicuous consumption as a necessary expenditure.”
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Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
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Opposite of to apply external pressure on
“The gunman bent Anthony Stone's wrist backward forcing him to release his grip on the firearm.”
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(of a criminal or fugitive) Opposite of to take into custody
“Failing to lay any legitimate charges on her, they would eventually discharge Sally.”
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Opposite of to take for one's own benefit, typically without permission
“This document has been designed to bestow some dignity to those who toil thanklessly in the vineyards of art.”
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Opposite of to cause physical pain to
“I am hoping this anti-inflammatory cream will cure the pain in my elbow so I can play tennis again.”
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Opposite of to steal (something)
“Jerry, in good conscience, would not keep the ring that he had stolen and decided to return it.”
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Opposite of to capture someone or something
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Opposite of to take possession of illegally or without authorization
“Though his parents offered to contribute some money, Newton wanted to earn his car through hard work.”
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Opposite of to reduce in size, especially through the application of pressure
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Opposite of to become or make less wide
“Nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to widen.”
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Opposite of fold or curl
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Opposite of the action of squeezing something
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Opposite of a small amount of something
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Opposite of an insufficient amount or supply (of something)
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Opposite of an awkward situation of some kind which is difficult to escape
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(slang) Opposite of the action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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Opposite of a small amount of something
“Kate puts a lot of sugar in her coffee. It's no wonder she goes like the Energizer Bunny!”
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Opposite of a very small or insignificant amount
Noun
Opposite of a period of turmoil in real life
“To celebrate the peace in my life finally, I decided to go for a ride in the country on my bike.”
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(somewhat uncommon) Opposite of an act of stealing something
“I informed the pilot that I would detain these articles pending the return of my stolen property.”
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Opposite of the unlawful taking of personal property as an attempt to deprive the legal owner of it permanently
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Opposite of a painful contraction of a muscle or muscles
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