What is the opposite of spur?

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Noun
Opposite of an incentive to get something done
Noun
Opposite of a thing that projects from something, such as a projecting feature of the landscape or a protuberance on a part of the body
Noun
Opposite of a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar object, which is angled away from the main point so as to make extraction difficult
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Opposite of a thing that extends outwards from something else
Noun
Opposite of a strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
Noun
Opposite of a structure that complements or supplements something else
“Before induction into a specific branch of the armed forces, recruits undergo at least nine weeks of basic military training.”
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Opposite of a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
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Opposite of the act or condition of increasing in speed or rate
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Opposite of help or encouragement given to someone or something
“After the sudden success of their enemy, a feeling of discouragement and despair seemed to chill and unnerve many of the truest and stoutest.”
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Opposite of force
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Opposite of the strengthening structure or material employed in reinforced concrete or plastic
Noun
Opposite of a side shoot or branch on a plant
Verb
Opposite of to promote the development of
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Opposite of to urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object
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(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
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(of a state or process) Opposite of to encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something
“Experts believe that some parents exert control in ways that stifle a child's development of problem-solving skills, responsibility, and self-confidence.”
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Opposite of to insult or put down, especially in a spiteful way
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Opposite of to instruct or urge (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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(result in) Opposite of to have as a consequence
“Hyperactivity can sometimes begin with the consumption of too much sugar.”
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