What is the opposite of shoot?

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Opposite of to discharge a projectile
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Opposite of to move or cause to move suddenly and rapidly in a particular direction
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Opposite of to take, or cause to go, from one place to another
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(informal) Opposite of to move or depart hastily
“Do you mind if we stay here a little longer?”
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Opposite of to move or travel hurriedly
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Opposite of to shoot or discharge a projectile, pulse or stream via a weapon or device
“The detective sighed and motioned toward his partner, who proceeded to sheath his gun and then walk toward the International Satellite.”
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Opposite of to spurt or gush out in jets
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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.”
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Opposite of to fire (a gun or missile)
“Ricks had given the order to hold fire unless absolutely necessary.”
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Opposite of to move or pass very quickly
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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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Opposite of to capture as a picture, image or photograph
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Opposite of introduce into bloodstream by use of a needle
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(of a plant or animal) Opposite of to form a bud
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Opposite of to shoot or cause to explode
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Opposite of to throw or cause to move forward or outward
“It would be foolish to cast the stones prematurely, so instead, they choose to hold it.”
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(usually sports) Opposite of to hit, kick or throw something (usually a ball) extremely high
“The goalkeeper would deflect the ball away from the goal skillfully.”
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Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
“Glimmers of twilight began to seep through, as water might trickle through a basket's rushes.”
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Opposite of to slide down a steep slope, especially one of snow or ice
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Opposite of grow, sprout
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Opposite of to change, progress, or develop in a specified way
“He said problems of competitiveness would also severely constrain the small industry sector, which he feared would stagnate.”
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Opposite of to throw or give off (gas, light, etc.)
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Opposite of to move upwards
“The eagle would descend from the skies before perching itself on a tree branch.”
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Opposite of a continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one's body
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Opposite of a side shoot or branch on a plant
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Opposite of a slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub
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Opposite of the stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf, and attaching it to a larger branch, twig, or stalk
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Opposite of a sudden, sharp localized pain
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