What is the opposite of proceed?

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Opposite of to move or proceed further along a course
“The intrepid adventurer would stop before a rickety bridge that did not appear safe to cross.”
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Opposite of to originate from
“By Gemrin's bane, I command you to return from whence you came!”
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(proceed with) Opposite of to begin a course of action
“I apologize to all of you who have stuck with me thus far, but I need to end this project.”
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Opposite of to continue on a course of action
“Play will discontinue due to the heavy downpour.”
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(law) Opposite of to start a lawsuit against someone
“All of this hits Gittes unexpectedly, so much so that, when Evelyn abruptly offers to drop the lawsuit against him, he tells her not to do it.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed further along a course
“You must remain in this location until you have been given directions to next safehouse.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed onward
“Unsu was given orders to retreat when many of his men had fallen during the Battle of Seimor.”
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Opposite of to occur or follow as the consequence of something
“The leader's haughtiness and aloofness would cause a state of derangement in large swathes of the populace due to their extreme hatred for him.”
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Opposite of start to happen
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Opposite of to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level
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(of a physical object or person) Opposite of to move out of, or away from, something and become visible
“She believed that if she let go of him, he would just disappear again.”
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(of time) Opposite of to pass or move by
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Opposite of to continue to advance
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Opposite of to continue on one's path or journey
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Opposite of complete education, pursuit
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(flow from) Opposite of to proceed or be produced continuously
“It was expected that workplace complaints would diminish once the staff was provided with precise and sufficient information.”
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(regress) Opposite of to make progress
“His condition will regress if we don't do anything about it now.”
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(retrogress) Opposite of to make progress
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Opposite of to fare or perform, either well or badly
“You can tell that he was starting to wane as the game progressed.”
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Opposite of to take action or do something
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Opposite of to change, progress, or develop in a specified way
“He said problems of competitiveness would also severely constrain the small industry sector, which he feared would stagnate.”
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Opposite of to leave for a destination
“Guests will disembark at a landing quay before heading below the surface to their watery boudoirs with views out into the open ocean.”
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Opposite of to move rapidly and smoothly in a specified direction
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Opposite of to originate from, especially by way of ancestry
“Solomon gives advice to his son, who would one day follow his father and become King.”
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Opposite of to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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Opposite of to happen, transpire, or take place
“We plan on spending the weekend together, the whole family, and I really hope those plans don't fall through because of Felipe's work.”
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