What is the opposite of run?

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(walk) Opposite of 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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(stop) Opposite of to move at a fast speed on foot
“It is dangerous to just stop halfway across the road.”
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Opposite of 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 to come apart
“When all the rows are completed, stitch them together to form the patchwork top.”
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(archaic) Opposite of to flee or run away (from)
“I believe they will come to me for I always had something for them.”
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Opposite of to be in charge or command of
“Several specialists would serve 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 conduct or control the affairs of
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Opposite of to manage and be responsible for the running of (a business, organization, etc.)
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Opposite of to take, or be in, charge of
“As with the Italian condottiere, they were willing to serve any master with whom their chief could make satisfactory arrangements.”
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(of an event or activity) Opposite of to make arrangements or preparations for
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(of a meeting or seminar) Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
“To follow your petty call to arms over trivial matters would be a massive waste of resources.”
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Opposite of to associate or form a friendship with someone
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(disorganize) Opposite of to range or occur within a continuous spectrum
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(fix) Opposite of to range or occur within a continuous spectrum
“It is less important to fix a precise value on the discount rate and place more emphasis on identifying the likely range of values of the discount rate.”
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Opposite of to take, or cause to go, from one place to another
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Opposite of to get to a location by any means of motion
“Please stand still for a moment while I take your measurements.”
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Opposite of to be in working condition
“Your computer will break down if you spill coffee on it.”
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Opposite of to perform a glissade
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Opposite of to pour from or as from a container by accident
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Opposite of to drip or dribble down vertically (in drops)
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Opposite of to activate, or to put into motion
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Opposite of work or operate in a proper or particular way
Noun
Opposite of an act or spell of running
“Graham was feeling rather full and bloated and decided to have a bit of a walk around the local park.”
Noun
Opposite of a continuous spell of a particular situation or condition
“It took a young and brash teenager to finally put an end to his winning streak.”
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Opposite of a short excursion made in a car
“The couple made a brief stop at a remote service station for a quick toilet break.”
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(the run of) Opposite of free and unrestricted use of or access to
“Downwardly mobile, despite their gentle origins, these men had limited resources and restricted access to luxurious apparel.”
Noun
(usually preceded with "usual") Opposite of the average or usual type of person or thing
“The event is similar to last year with a difference in food selections.”
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Opposite of a vertical line of unraveled stitches in stockings or tights
“His mother advised him to sew a new patch on his jeans.”
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Opposite of an enclosed area in which domestic animals or birds may run freely in the open
“New techniques for collecting information promise to further transform the study of cats in the wild.”
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Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
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Opposite of a number of similar or related events, objects, or people coming one after another
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Opposite of a short period of intense activity of a specified kind
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Opposite of an organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
“Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic engaged in some funny banter during an exhibition that was organized on the eve of The Australian Open.”
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Opposite of a large number of similar things coming in quick succession
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