What is the opposite of plunge?

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Opposite of to fall suddenly, and usually uncontrollably
“Sheroth and his dragon brethren ascend to the skies to engage their enemies.”
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Opposite of to jump or dive quickly and energetically
“Gretel would quickly climb to the surface after falling into the lake.”
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Opposite of to suffer a rapid decrease in amount, value or degree
“Fears that petrol prices would soar after an explosion at a massive British owned refinery in Texas faded today.”
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Opposite of to stab or thrust (a pointed object) into something or someone
“Agony spread through the sorcerer's body, as he desperately tried to remove the blade from his leg.”
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Opposite of to quickly immerse in liquid
Pull the clothes from the bucket after soaking them for a few minutes, and then throw them into the washing machine.”
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Opposite of to move swiftly or impetuously
“Dozens move slowly through the fog in all directions because of low visibility.”
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Opposite of to pitch, especially of a ship or vessel
“After some turbulent pitching, the vessel would finally steady.”
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Opposite of to embark or immerse oneself in a task or venture
“When the possibility of retaliation from the government proved too daunting, he chose to pull out of the project.”
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Opposite of to fall down, especially after losing one's balance
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Opposite of to push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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Opposite of to dip or submerge in a liquid
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Opposite of to run or rush somewhere in a great hurry
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Opposite of to compress tightly into
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Opposite of to move or travel hurriedly
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(jump off) Opposite of to physically launch oneself off a platform downward
“Jess is confident that her daughter would land safely on her feet after performing an aerial flip.”
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Opposite of soak in or drench with liquid
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Opposite of to work diligently by artificial light
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Opposite of to move or proceed forward by force
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Opposite of to rush forward, especially suddenly and with speed
“Considering the dangers, I slowly retreat out of the dark cavern and look for another spot to settle for the night.”
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Opposite of to force (something) into place or into a (compact) space
“The prince was determined to find the mysterious princess, and he knew that only she could fit her foot snugly into the glass slipper.”
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Opposite of to do something despite the danger it may pose
“I'm the kind of person who would rather play it safe and lose out than risk everything and have a chance at winning.”
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Opposite of to immerse or occupy oneself in something
“When I go about my day and start thinking negative thoughts, I try to distract myself by changing something in my environment.”
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Opposite of an act of jumping or diving downward
“Although he never really explained what happened, it appeared that Howell had a profound visionary experience, probably in the form of an ascent into the heavens.”
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Opposite of a swift and drastic fall in value or amount
“Thanks to the upswing in economic activities, the employment prospects have improved in most countries.”
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Opposite of an abrupt or steep fall or slope
“Just below it leaned a tottering crag that would have toppled, starting an avalanche on an acclivity where no sliding mass could stop.”
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Opposite of the act or state of being submerged in a liquid
“The device would not have survived had I not been quick with its removal from the water.”
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Opposite of a undertaking, typically one that involves risk
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Opposite of an act of physically falling
“Her swift recovery after falling to the ground enabled her to get to the ball and execute a winner down the line.”
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Opposite of a poking or thrusting motion
“As soon as I felt a pull from him, I immediately leaned back to stabilize myself.”
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