What is the opposite of rush?

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Noun
Opposite of general or urgent haste to get somewhere or do something
Noun
Opposite of the act or action of setting upon with force, especially by an army or military
Noun
Opposite of a military strike or incursion
“They made their retreat when the local tribes began to show some aggression.”
Noun
Opposite of a fierce or destructive attack
Noun
Opposite of a sudden brief outbreak
Noun
Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
Noun
Opposite of a large amount of money, liquid, or people that moves or is transferred out of a place
Noun
Opposite of a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid
Noun
Opposite of a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the tide
Noun
Opposite of a rush forward, literally or figuratively
Noun
Opposite of a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure
Noun
Opposite of a strong gust of wind or air
Verb
Opposite of to move or proceed very quickly
Verb
Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
Verb
Opposite of run with great speed
Verb
(informal) Opposite of to move or depart hastily
“Do you mind if we stay here a little longer?”
Verb
Opposite of to confront through the use of military force
“The elves flanked their dwarven brethren to help defend the castle against the onslaught from the orcs.”
Verb
Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
“Reach over and turn the faucet clockwise to stop the flow of the water.”
Verb
Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
Verb
Opposite of rush, usually in liquid form
Verb
Opposite of make a concerted or violent attack on
Verb
Opposite of to move angrily or forcefully in a specified direction
Verb
(especially of a bird) Opposite of to move rapidly downwards through the air
Adjective
Opposite of done with speed, often resulting in inferior quality
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