What is the opposite of pursuing?

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Adjective
Opposite of out for
Noun
Opposite of an act of pursuing someone or something
Noun
Opposite of engagement in an activity or course of action
Preposition
Opposite of in the middle of or preoccupied with
“Let's get off this subject as I am tired of talking about it.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to follow or chase after
“At that point, Siringo was ordered to abandon the chase and proceed to Montana.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to go in search of, especially on the trail of
“They will have to call off the search for tonight because the tide was coming in.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to conduct or devote oneself to
“Feeling burnt out from his lengthy course, Harold would stop his studies and embark on a gap year and travel around South America.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to have as one's goal
“If you don't understand one set of instructions, just abandon that whole track and get on with something a little easier.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to investigate or delve into
“In light of the results of the local gendarmes' investigation, on Tuesday the public prosecutor decided to close the case.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to seek a social or romantic alliance with
“Once I found out she had a partner, I would leave her be.”
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