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Opposite of to strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
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Opposite of to direct something with great force
“He would guide his daughter gently and carefully into place as she slept.”
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Opposite of to walk or run with heavy steps
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Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to strike or hit repeatedly
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Opposite of to hit or strike repeatedly
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Opposite of to defeat heavily in a contest
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Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
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Opposite of to crash violently into or against something
“She fell back against her seat as Devin flipped the ship to avoid the flying debris.”
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Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
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Opposite of to crush into fine particles
“The documentary takes us behind the scenes in the paleontologist's workshop, where they reconstruct ancient dinosaurs as they might have been from tiny fragments.”
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Opposite of to cause a sound to carry and have an echo effect
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Opposite of to hem in or close off on all sides
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Opposite of to come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way
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Opposite of to walk at a steady speed, especially without a particular destination and as an expression of anxiety or annoyance
“I would sit and wait patiently for the support act to finish before the main act would finally commence.”
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Opposite of to crush (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape
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Opposite of to move at a fast speed on foot
“She watched in gentle adoration, her two-year-old daughter walk slowly toward her.”
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Opposite of to beat or throb in a rhythmic manner
“Halfway into the file, the metronome would stop, and they would go at the same frequency on their own.”
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Opposite of to expand and contract rhythmically
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Opposite of to be victorious over
“Cronos, the first powerful God who ruled the Heavens above, was warned by Gaia and Ouranos that someday he would be defeated by one of his own sons.”
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Opposite of to attack or bombard with bombs or artillery
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(of a bodily part) Opposite of to suffer pain
“My wound eventually heal completely after a week.”
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Opposite of to move heavily, scaping one's feet in the process
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Opposite of a blow with the fist
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Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
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Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
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Opposite of a small enclosure in which sheep, pigs, or other farm animals are kept
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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 the regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc.
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Opposite of a building in which people are legally held as a punishment for a crime they have committed or while awaiting trial
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Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
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