What is the opposite of sink?

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Opposite of to go to a lower level, especially abruptly
“It's not the best view but I can see the planes ascend into the sky as they leave the nearby airport.”
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Opposite of to gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity
“Over the long term, houses tend to appreciate in value, while cars depreciate.”
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Opposite of to slump into something
“The room was still silent but I noticed the Chief Operations Officer sit up and a smile emerges on his face.”
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Opposite of to become worse in quality or health
“The endurance of the muscles will improve over time, and the movement will become more efficient during point and match play.”
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Opposite of to be humble or humbled
“I don't tell you that story to downgrade the people in the other group or to elevate myself above others.”
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Opposite of to vanish or disappear, especially gradually
“She had hoped desperately that Jules and his friends would somehow appear from behind one of the many buildings lining the streets.”
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Opposite of to cause to fail
“He desperately needed money to pay for his wars and to aid his campaign to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor by the pope.”
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Opposite of to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
“When receiving a gift he may openly express his disappointment, not stopping to consider how the giver may feel as a result of his reaction.”
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Opposite of to insert beneath a surface
“She copied him, amazed at how easy it was to pull the weeds from the ground and at the intricate little system of roots they had at the bottoms.”
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(of a ship) Opposite of to go to the bottom of the sea or some other body of water
“Another few minutes passed, and the boy saw the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea float to the surface of the ocean, along with his defeated army of shrimp soldiers.”
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Opposite of to immerse or occupy oneself in something
“When I go about my day and start thinking negative thoughts, I try to distract myself by changing something in my environment.”
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Opposite of to excavate (a well) or bore (a shaft) vertically downwards
Fill the hole and crater completely with drywall compound, plus an additional thin skiff of compound that sits slightly proud of the surface.”
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Opposite of to rapidly consume (an alcoholic drink)
“He felt the smell of alcohol rise and had the urge to vomit it out.”
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Opposite of to spend or invest (a lot of) money
Save your money for a rainy day, but don't be afraid to spend it if it rains.”
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Opposite of to drink or consume a liquid
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Opposite of become progressively worse
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Opposite of to go into decline
“The results of your blood tests show that your health is starting to improve.”
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Opposite of to bore, jade, or cause to be weary or restless
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Opposite of dip or submerge in a liquid
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Opposite of to decline or deteriorate in state
“We must overcome our weaknesses in order to unlock our potential.”
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Opposite of to urge or push inward through force
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Opposite of to force (something) into place or into a (compact) space
“The prince was determined to find the mysterious princess, and he knew that only she could fit her foot snugly into the glass slipper.”
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Opposite of descend below the surface of an area of water
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Opposite of plant in ground
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Opposite of to cause significant damage or destruction to
“Newcastle is open for business with developers wanting to build skyscrapers in the city.”
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(abstain) Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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(nibble) Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Opposite of to fail to fulfil the hopes or expectations of
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Opposite of to move or fall (at an angle) to a lower level, pitch, etc.
“They marked the border of the highlands and as if to underline this, the road began gradually to incline upwards.”
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Opposite of see no light at the end of the tunnel
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Opposite of to be, or cause to be, wet or waterlogged
Noun
Opposite of a sunken place or hollow on a surface
“The rock had a rounded protuberance above the surface, making it easy to find.”
Noun
Opposite of a hole formed in soluble rock by the action of water, serving to conduct surface water to an underground passage
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