What is the opposite of ran?

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Opposite of to have been in charge or command of
“Several specialists served in a team led by Danny Ocean who wanted to pull off one of the greatest heists of all time.”
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Opposite of to have headed straight towards a specified direction or object, usually at an accelerated speed
“The last remaining warriors of the vanquished army held their ground despite being outnumbered.”
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(walked) Opposite of past tense for to move at a fast speed on foot
“She watched in gentle adoration, her two-year-old daughter walk slowly toward her.”
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(stopped) Opposite of past tense for to move at a fast speed on foot
“It is dangerous to just stop halfway across the road.”
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Opposite of past tense for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“To go out during the dark and encounter the violence of the conflicting elements might turn out more fatal than to remain where he was.”
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Opposite of past tense for to chase after (something)
“Joe is an experienced spelunker, and he feels that it is incumbent upon him to guide the others to the exit.”
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Opposite of past tense for to control or start the operation of
“We have to stop mechanical operations because two of the machines are faulty.”
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Opposite of past tense for to maintain the operations of
“Plans to rollout recycling education improvements could fail due to a lack of funding.”
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Opposite of past tense for to manage
“Many agents sell a bunch of houses, then spend all their time servicing those houses and neglect their business.”
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Opposite of past tense for to extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
“The path will stop at the end of the bank where the river meets the sea.”
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Opposite of past tense for to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“An incumbent may decide to forgo the next election when certain conditions are met.”
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Opposite of past tense for to organize, implement, or carry out
“Not until Ferdinand VII's death in 1833 did Spain abort all plans of military reconquest.”
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Opposite of past tense for to pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction
“The stream will follow down the small cliff where it will terminate in a large pond.”
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Opposite of past tense for to continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
“The temporary license will expire at the end of the month, and the individual will have to retake the state licensing exam.”
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Opposite of past tense for to publish or be published in a newspaper or magazine
“He decides to censor the content and supervise the author, watching out for further subversiveness.”
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Opposite of past tense for to associate or be friends with
“They say they are writing to dissociate themselves from the Institute's support for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum.”
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Opposite of past tense for to gradually have as a state or quality
“It is important to keep cool after a rigorous workout to prevent your body temperature from dropping too quickly.”
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Opposite of past tense for to flow or 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 past tense for to make or become liquefied by heat
“Keep on turning until the jelly begins to solidify, then transfer it to a jelly mold that has been incrusted on pounded ice.”
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Opposite of past tense for to travel somewhere in a vehicle, usually public transportation
“Garbage collection vehicles tend to stop regularly, so be mindful when driving behind one.”
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(of an automobile) Opposite of past tense for to have in one's possession for use
“If there was no signal from the rear window of the car, Peter was to drive on past the garage and discard the truck wherever it was convenient.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be presented for the duration of
“The promotion will end at the end of the month, so get in while you can.”
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Opposite of past tense for to drive away
“I can't invite a boor like him to dinner, as he is likely to offend the other guests.”
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(of stitches) Opposite of past tense for to come apart
“When all the rows are completed, stitch them together to form the patchwork top.”
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