What is the opposite of returning?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to come, or go, back to a place or person
“Jon Snow would depart the North Wall to seek out Mance Rayder, the leader of the wildlings.”
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Opposite of present participle for to occur or happen again
“We really need the problem to disappear once and for all.”
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(keeping) Opposite of present participle for to give, place or hand back something
“The DVD is not due back for another week, so you can continue to keep it.”
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(taking) Opposite of present participle for to give, place or hand back something
“Sir, I'm going to need to take your phone.”
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Opposite of present participle for to pay back money owed
“Seriously, how much did you pay for this coffee machine?”
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Opposite of present participle for to repay with something of equivalent value
“What an ungrateful wretch to ignore the favor that you had bestowed upon him.”
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Opposite of present participle for to earn or produce as revenue
“They would rather squander inordinate sums of money on futile projects.”
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Opposite of present participle for to speak or write in reaction to a question, or to another reaction
“When I began to question him about his unsavory past, he merely rolled his eyes in contempt.”
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Opposite of present participle for to go back to a previous, and usually lower or unwanted, state or level
“Novak continues to evolve his game, and many pundits predict that he will ultimately surpass Roger as the greatest of all time.”
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(tennis) Opposite of present participle for to bat the ball back over the net in response to a serve
“Maria took a wild swing at the ball, but would ultimately miss and lose the point.”
Adjective
Opposite of lasting throughout the year or through many years
Adjective
Opposite of going back
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of coming in
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