What is the opposite of reach?

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(of a physical location) Opposite of to arrive or get as far as
“They fondly recall vessels that would depart the island, meander about for a day or evening, then return to port.”
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(of a goal or level) Opposite of to attain or rise to
“Bennett decided to forfeit the challenge and allow the others duke it out.”
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Opposite of to drop or fall to, especially of an undesirable or notorious level or failure
“You will rise from the ashes of your own destruction to become more powerful than ever before.”
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Opposite of to succeed in influencing or having an effect on
“A meaningless, colorless and dull project will not attain its goal and may even discourage people from participating in other measures.”
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Opposite of to make contact or communication with
“I was so upset with her that I decided to refuse her call.”
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Opposite of to stretch out an arm in a specified direction in order to touch or grasp something
“Upon touching the snake's scaly hide, it would make her recoil in disgust.”
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Opposite of to succeed in achieving
“Ambitious plans to invest billions of pounds in South Yorkshire could fail at the first hurdle unless muddled rail networks are sorted out first.”
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Opposite of to finish or reach the end successfully
“Tim planned to begin his commitment to weight loss once he had finished his chocolate hot fudge sundae.”
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Opposite of to go somewhere, typically with some degree of difficulty
“I don't feel like going anywhere. Let's just stay here.”
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Opposite of to make contact or communication with
“She is an introvert and prefers to avoid company and people.”
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(arrive at) Opposite of to reach (a conclusion or decision)
“Despite walking away from his post, he would challenge their assertion that he was a failure.”
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Opposite of to reach or achieve a desired goal, usually in numeric terms
“Jenna would miss placing first in the race by a fraction of second.”
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Opposite of to manage to arrive at a specified time
“At the slow rate we are traveling, we will be late to our destination.”
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Opposite of to succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
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(come to) Opposite of to arrive at a given place
“After a short respite, we would continue our long drive interstate.”
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Opposite of to become linked or connected to
“The stern is beginning to split from the aft part of the wreck and is falling to starboard.”
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Opposite of to get to a destination (in a general sense)
“A pilot waiting in line to depart from Los Angeles airport on a clear night will often see airplanes on approach strung out like Christmas lights for 40 miles or more.”
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Opposite of to range or occur within a continuous spectrum
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Opposite of to discover, especially something valuable through effort
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Opposite of to spread from a central point to cover a wider area
“The lane would eventually stop with a dead-end.”
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Opposite of to cause a profound effect
“Postmodern thought tends to trivialize this desire, if not ignore it altogether.”
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Opposite of to come into contact with something or each other
“The road will diverge on either side of the bridge to join the old road on each side.”
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Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“Kieran said he was just happy to finish first, but to beat the world record was a nice bonus.”
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“Over the next year, he would dither back and forth over his relationship with Peggy while the affair wound down.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
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Opposite of to act in accordance to the terms of
“They had every state-of-the-art surveillance gadget focused on him, and they had expected that he would breach the terms of his contract with an indiscrete moment on the computer.”
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(conform to) Opposite of to be like or in accordance with
“How does this racket sport differ from any other racket sport apart from the shuttlecock?”
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Opposite of to come close in quantity or quality
“The world's population will be a far cry from several hundred billion within a few decades.”
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Opposite of to persuade (others) to support one's policy
“Exasperated at even an attempt to dissuade them from an act which only the genius of evil could have suggested, they murdered the unfortunate Syndic.”
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Opposite of to pass (something) to someone
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
“The objective is to win the game, not lose it.”
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Opposite of to make contact or communication with
Disregard any entries you deem to be irrelevant or inappropriate.”
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Opposite of to elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
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(of a sound or voice) Opposite of to travel a certain distance or reach a specified point
“That cry for help in the night would fade at the seawall.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of to amount in number to
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Opposite of to achieve a given rank, level or status
“He would fall short of lieutenant in the police force, and finished his career as a sergeant.”
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Opposite of to reach an agreement on something
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Opposite of to last or cause to last longer than expected
“Considerable pains have been taken to shorten the period of this defalcation and to diminish its amount.”
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Opposite of an area over which capacity extends
“There were few buyers for the plots of land because of the windiness of the site and the inaccessibility of the shore.”
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Opposite of the distance to which someone is able to stretch out their hand
“Examples of body motion that depict suppressed aggression include facial expressions, hand gestures, and the folding of arms.”
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Opposite of the extent or range of something's application, effect, or influence
“There is real frustration with the seeming endlessness of the process.”
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Opposite of the extent of the area or subject matter that something deals with or to which it is relevant
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Opposite of the range, scope or extent of something
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Opposite of wide range or extent
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Opposite of the extent or measurement of something from end to end
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Opposite of the length of the space between two points
“There is here no question as to how or where the physical connection of the roads shall be made, for that has already been done at the place.”
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Opposite of the measurement of the extent of something from side to side
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Opposite of the extent, width, or area covered by something
“Only a segment of the community is concerned enough to become active in the change process.”
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Opposite of a continuous or wide area or expanse
“A munitions ship collided with a vessel in the narrows of the harbor.”
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Opposite of breadth or range of outlook
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Opposite of the state or fact of having the power or authority to affect change
“His leadership has the impotence of a limp sloth.”
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Opposite of a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
“Depending on its location, residential development can cater to a broader market than a commercial property.”
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Opposite of the number of people comprising a group, typically a team or army
“Their lack of allies is evidenced by the meagerness of their army.”
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Opposite of a continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied
“I had enough of the clutter and crowdedness in the room, decided to leave and get some fresh air.”
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Opposite of a measure of spatial extent
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