What is the opposite of proceed?

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Opposite of to move forward along a course
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Opposite of to originate from
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Opposite of to move forward 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 move or proceed smoothly and readily
“Reach over and turn the faucet clockwise to stop the flow of the water.”
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Opposite of start to happen
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(of a physical object or person) Opposite of to move out of, or away from, something and become visible
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Opposite of to continue to advance
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Opposite of to start speaking by saying
“I shall now conclude this ceremony by pronouncing you, Husband and Wife!”
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Opposite of to make progress or advance something that has already started
“If you don't stop twiddling your thumbs, the investigation will begin to stagnate.”
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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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Opposite of to make progress
“His condition will regress if we don't do anything about it now.”
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Opposite of to pass or move by
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Opposite of to move forward
“We would briefly stop at the lake for a break during our hike.”
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Opposite of move rapidly and smoothly in a specified direction
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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 meet one's day-to-day needs
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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 move in a stream
“You can run the hairdryer over the wet patch on your dress and it should dry up pretty quick.”
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Opposite of to act positively and decisively to resolve a problem
“We cannot just sit around and do nothing while the problem exacerbates.”
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Opposite of go on too long
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Opposite of trace ancestry from; be passed or handed down
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