What is the opposite of shove?

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Opposite of to push roughly
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Opposite of to place or throw something (somewhere) in a haphazard manner
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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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(crowd into) Opposite of to press forward into an area with limited space
“After waiting in line in what seemed like an unmovable queue, it was probably wise to retreat from the congregation and cut our losses.”
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Opposite of to move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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Opposite of to force or push one's way
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Opposite of to fill by crowding something into
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Opposite of to position or place something in a particular place or spot
“Callie, did you move my keys? I have to get to work!”
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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Opposite of to poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would touch him suggestively, but he was completely oblivious to her advances.”
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Opposite of to push from below
“He would have given anything for a rope by which he might lower himself from the walls, but there was no possibility of his obtaining one.”
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Opposite of to place or leave something at a given place or location
“You can collect the car once servicing has been completed.”
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Opposite of to push steadily downward or against with some force
“We all yelled at Tony to lift the lever once the water had filled the reservoir.”
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Opposite of to thrust a pointed object at or into something
“Julia forced him to stop so Rufus could help her pull out the arrowhead from his shoulder.”
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Opposite of to pack or store (an object) carefully and neatly in a particular place
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Opposite of dig up ground for cultivation
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Opposite of force into a narrow space
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Opposite of to move very slowly (towards something)
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Opposite of to drive or push into a specified position or state using physical strength or against resistance
“Much to my surprise, I was able to fit all my clothes into the luggage.”
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Opposite of past tense for cut outer covering off
Noun
Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of lifting or raising to a higher level
“You will experience a slight drop after I let go.”
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