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What is the opposite of poke?

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Opposite of to jab or prod (someone or something) with a finger or sharp object
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Opposite of to move very slowly (towards something)
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Opposite of to intrude, meddle, or trespass in others' affairs
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Opposite of to poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
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Opposite of to investigate or meddle in a matter, especially the private affairs of others
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Opposite of to poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would touch him suggestively, but he was completely oblivious to her advances.”
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to interfere or meddle in a given matter or affair
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Opposite of to extend beyond or above a surface
“In a flash, the star made an impact and caused a crater to sink inwards into the surface.”
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Opposite of to protrude or extend outwardly
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Opposite of to engage in carnal activity
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Opposite of to search unsystematically and untidily through something
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Opposite of to project from a surface
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Opposite of to poke, pierce, thrust
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Opposite of to delay taking action
“The activities at this office have become costly because of the movements to expedite the issuance and processing of passports.”
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Opposite of to thrust a pointed object at or into something
“Julia forced him to stop so Rufus could help her pull out the arrowhead from his shoulder.”
Noun
Opposite of a disrespectful or scornfully abusive remark or act
“They didn't invent whispering for compliments.”
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Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
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Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
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Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
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Opposite of agent noun of linger
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Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
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A hard strike or hit
“Stryver angrily made his feelings known, with a plump of his fist on the desk.”
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Opposite of a powerful stroke with a hand, weapon, or hard object
“He came on in a series of well-placed slashes, and every time she ducked aside, it was a narrow miss.”
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