What is the opposite of propel?

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Opposite of drive or push something forwards
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Opposite of spur or drive into a particular situation
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Opposite of to cause to move forwards
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction with force
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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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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 start, activate or put into action
“A protective system is connected to the power system to sense selected circuit conditions and deactivate the power system upon the occurrence of a fault.”
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Opposite of to throw or hurl with force
“If a fielder can catch the ball in the stands, it will be considered legally caught, and the batsman will be called out.”
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Opposite of to move or hasten along, physically or by momentum
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Opposite of to discharge a projectile
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Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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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 drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
“Much to my surprise, I was able to fit all my clothes into the luggage.”
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Opposite of to send off into the skies or space
“If you don't bring down the helicopter now, it will strike again at a less opportune time.”
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Opposite of to strike or propel, usually forcibly, with the foot
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Opposite of to move through the water in a boat using oars or paddles
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Opposite of to move swiftly or impetuously
“Dozens move slowly through the fog in all directions because of low visibility.”
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Opposite of to activate or bring into operation
“If the range has an upper oven and fan, disengage the duct connection first.”
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