What is the opposite of safeguard?

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Noun
Opposite of a measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable
Noun
Opposite of protection from harm, damage, loss, or theft
Noun
Opposite of the act of protecting
“This was a cowardly, savage and vicious attack on a man who was utterly helpless.”
Noun
Opposite of a person who protects or defends something
Noun
Opposite of a means or method of defending (against attack)
“Their sacrifice and fierce battle formations would bewilder the Quotakhans' last and largest assault on the City of Shaggar.”
Noun
Opposite of a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection
Noun
(figuratively) Opposite of a means or method of defending or buffering (against something)
Noun
Opposite of the avoidance or deterrence of something undesired
Noun
Opposite of an arrangement by which a company or the state undertakes to provide a guarantee of compensation for specified loss, damage, illness, or death in return for payment of a specified premium
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that protects someone or something
“His efforts would point out the vulnerability of the fort and lead to further Union forays into the area.”
Noun
Opposite of a means of control or restraint
“To be maximally effective, early detection in primary care and facilitation of help-seeking in the wider community must also be addressed.”
Verb
Opposite of protect from harm or damage with an appropriate measure
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to prevent or protect (something) from being destroyed
“He would inevitably lose his hat when the wind swept it from his head.”
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Opposite of to look after or take special care of
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Opposite of to maintain in a good state or condition
“One wonders why some people can squander resources on moondust while others live in wretched housing.”
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Opposite of to keep the state of something or a place in good condition
“It is your duty of care to ensure that you do not damage the rented car.”
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Opposite of to protect the state of someone or something
“This project has been set up to undermine the opposition's efforts to enact their policies.”
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Opposite of to keep apart or isolate from others
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Opposite of to make a living for the benefit of others
“The presiding judge could not understand why a mother would choose to gamble her life savings and ignore her family's needs.”
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