What is the opposite of repair?

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Verb
Opposite of to fix or repair something
“The state always seeks to avoid compensation when its actions take or damage private property.”
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(of a cloth or fabric) Opposite of to stitch or sew up
“If possible, tear the fabric before you begin, so that you can follow the straight of the weave when cutting.”
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Opposite of to put right (an unwelcome situation)
“This community activist initiated a propaganda campaign designed to wreck the community forum and the regeneration program.”
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Opposite of to make amends for (damage done)
“Not only does it have a minuscule chance of success, but you will often compound the problem by adding new errors to the program.”
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Opposite of to return to a former condition of health or vigor
“My body would eventually break under so much punishment from the week's intense training.”
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Opposite of to transfer oneself to another place, especially in the company of others
Stay where you are and I will be right back with a tray.”
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Opposite of to change the appearance, layout, or furnishings of
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Opposite of to mend or repair
“Kevin was a naughty boy who would mistreat and break his toys.”
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Opposite of to repair or renovate so as to return something to its original condition
“Controversial plans to demolish five traditional homes to make way for a huge apartment block in a village near York are set to be thrown out.”
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Opposite of to improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
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Opposite of to perform checks and maintenance on (a device or piece of equipment)
“Many disregard maintenance of their vehicles and end up with parts that are completely worn out.”
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Opposite of smarten up
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Opposite of to modify, especially so as to better fit a given purpose or circumstance
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Opposite of to solve (a problem)
“As those who attended the meeting heard, there are several issues of circumstance that problematize this motion.”
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Opposite of to make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition
“Since the business is declining, credit quality will worsen over time, meaning it makes sense to buy credit protection.”
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Opposite of to rejuvenate one's health
“Father Bosco hopes to have his new responsibilities confirmed by his superiors, but his chemotherapy continues to weaken him.”
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Opposite of to withdraw to or from a particular place
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Opposite of to compensate for loss or damage
Verb
Opposite of to stitch or sew up
Noun
Opposite of the action of repairing something
“He hoped the relevant departments would adopt effective measures to stop the damage of relics.”
Noun
Opposite of a result of patching up cloth or fabric
“There was a rip in the seat of her jeans, and it didn't look like an intentional one.”
Noun
Opposite of a particular state, period, or condition in life
Noun
Opposite of the act of restoring something to a former or original condition
“That fondness for novelty which admires the bald Grecian buildings of the present-day leads to the neglect of the truly grand works of Wren and Gibbs.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of correcting something
Noun
Opposite of the act of restoring something, such as a building, that is in urgent need of repair
“The car has been subject to such abject neglect that it is beyond repair.”
Noun
Opposite of the overall state or condition of something
“It took me two hours to put everything in order, and two minutes for my son to make it a complete mess.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of a sports player or team with regard to their current standard of play
“In just his first game since his knee injury, his rustiness was visible from the first bowl.”
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