What is the opposite of rear?

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Adjective
Opposite of located or positioned at the back
“She quickly opened the door and bustled into the front seat beside the driver, his face shadowed by a baseball cap.”
Adjective
Opposite of coming after all others in order
“The first procedure is to remove panels you will not be working with at this time.”
Noun
Opposite of the back or hindmost part of something
“The leading runner was ahead by a couple of strides.”
Noun
(informal) Opposite of a person's buttocks
“The female is shorter and wider than the male, and a view of her venter was given.”
Noun
Opposite of the part of an object or individual (usually the buttocks) directly involved in sitting
Noun
(groyne) Opposite of a person's buttocks
“She fought hard, smashed him in the nose, kick him in the groin, and was able to escape unscathed.”
Noun
(top) Opposite of a person's buttocks
Noun
Opposite of the rear of a ship
“She stood at the bow of the ship, letting the breeze play with her hair.”
Noun
Opposite of the rearmost part of a force, especially a detachment of troops that protect the rear of a retreating force
Verb
Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“Karen's only recourse out of the abusive situation was to run away, desert her children, and in the process, become an outlaw.”
Verb
Opposite of to breed and raise (animals)
“After they rescued Zuzu, the family wondered who would abandon such a cute puppy.”
Verb
Opposite of to grow or cultivate (plants)
“If you can bring yourself to do it, remove flowers in the first few years to divert energy into shoot growth rather than fruits.”
Verb
Opposite of to lift, raise, or set in an upright position
“The seal would feel a charm, raise and shake its flippers, roll over on its side and back as if perfectly delighted, and then drop its head to sleep.”
Verb
(of a building, mountain, etc.) Opposite of to extend or appear to extend to a great height
“As we cross the bridge, the village would disappear behind the mountains.”
Verb
Opposite of to put together using parts or materials
“They were urged to demolish the Clock Tower, as it impeded the flow of traffic along Queen Street and Chatham Street.”
Verb
Opposite of to look after or take special care of
Verb
Opposite of rise to or reach a great height
Verb
(of a structure or natural feature) Opposite of to be, or to appear to be, taller than the surrounding landscape
“The landscape would flatten out once we had driven past the mountains.”
Verb
Opposite of to nurture or look after in a fatherly or paternal way
“He found his work to be so involved that he would often neglect his children.”
Verb
Opposite of to create or birth new life
“The horrific genocide would eradicate much precious life in the region.”
Verb
Opposite of to set in an upright position
Lay the map flat on the ground or on a table and use your compass to align it so that the magnetic north arrow points north.”
Verb
Opposite of to raise or fix in (an upright) position
Verb
Opposite of to lift or raise something by grasping it
“Do not drop that sheet of glass or it will be very expensive to replace.”
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