What is the opposite of serving?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for to supply (to someone)
“The bartender advised his patrons that he would refuse them drinks if they continue to be rowdy and unruly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to carry out a role or penalty
“It was rumored that he used his father's connections to shirk his military duties.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be adequate for a given purpose
“This particular tool will fail for what we are trying to repair.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to serve or wait on
“They will betray this country when they think its profits are at stake.”
Verb
(serve as) Opposite of present participle for to be of use as
“This broken rubber duck is definitely going to fail as a stopgap solution to the leak.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be a means to an end
“We may succeed in raising test scores by relying on these methods, but we will fail to teach them that reading can be transformative and that it belongs to them.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to be of service to
“We trust that banks will in the future bear these facts in mind when making decisions that might scare away or hurt their customers.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to carry out duties as a member of
“He equates a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome with a propensity to malinger.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to attend to the requirements of, especially a client or customer
“It is unacceptable for anybody working in a business to ignore the needs of the client.”
Verb
(of food) Opposite of present participle for to be sufficient for
“The grant, however, proved to be insufficient for most of Charles's reign.”
Adjective
Opposite of acting as an agent
Adjective
Opposite of which attempts to bring oneself into the favour of another, often with flattery or insincerity
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by giving love and affection
Adjective
Opposite of giving attention to
Noun
Opposite of a portion or serving, especially of food
“He was famished and decided to get himself a whole chicken to eat.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of serving food and drinks to customers
“Many companies are considering how much self-service should be implemented.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of providing what is needed or wanted
“In a shock admission, withholdment of food as a means of persuasion was also ordered by the authorities.”
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