What is the opposite of pressed?

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Opposite of to have made an inquiry
“Steven answered whenever the detectives queried him about his whereabouts on that fateful evening.”
Opposite of to have caused someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
“My parents asked me nicely to practice the violin when I was younger.”
(rare) Opposite of to have impelled and directed towards an object or action
“His drastic weight loss discouraged him from going on yet another diet.”
Opposite of past tense for to move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
“I pull the screw out of my leg, angrily looking around for whom or what to blame.”
Opposite of past tense for to compress, crush or squeeze something, altering its shape in the process
“Use your fingers to stretch and pull the dough to one end of the table, but take care not to rip the dough.”
Opposite of past tense for to flatten or smooth out by applying pressure or heat
“I crumple my pants into a ball and lie down, knowing that sleep will quiet my mind.”
Opposite of past tense for to force items into a compressed space
“Luckily, I was able to fit everything into the box.”
Opposite of past tense for to crowd or gather together
“The police would fire teargas canisters into the crowd who would quickly disperse.”
Opposite of past tense for to hold close (within one's arms)
“I watched enough Oprah reruns when I was pregnant to know that she'll push you away before you push her away.”
Opposite of past tense for to squeeze someone or something with one's hand
“Terry wheezed as Harry didn't release the pressure of his grip against his throat.”
Opposite of past tense for to plead or put forward strongly
“Should these dealers for any reason decide to abandon their request for the service, the money deposited by them in the fund would be returned.”
Opposite of past tense for to effectively force (someone) to do something
“After some failed attempts to coax Charlie into testifying, they would leave alone their only witness and lament their losing case.”
Opposite of past tense for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“Even in the scene where he appears majestic, Ellison uses the comic to downplay his regality.”
Opposite of pressed
Opposite of flattened
Opposite of obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
Opposite of closely packed together
Loose packing of the contents, particularly in boxes and crates, may also seriously affect the strength of the container.”
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