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
Noun
Opposite of something that arouses activity or energy in someone or something
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Opposite of anything that serves to remind
“Maybe she'd be able to offer enough of a distraction to help me forget about my problems.”
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Opposite of a thing that extends outwards from something else
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Opposite of a strip of wood or iron fastened on transversely to something in order to give strength, prevent warping, hold position, etc.
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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 a person who intentionally instigates or incites trouble or mischief
“In the original band, Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes.”
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Opposite of a strengthening or supporting structure or material
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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.”
Noun
Opposite of a side shoot or branch on a plant
Noun
Opposite of the use of force to impel an action
Verb
Opposite of to push or poke sharply into something
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Opposite of to encourage or incite the development or occurrence of
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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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Opposite of to hasten the progress of or make easier
“Disruptive tactics were deliberately used to hinder the process of coming to an agreement.”
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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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(contribute to) Opposite of to cause or help bring about
“The president believed that high taxes would hinder a rise in employment.”
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Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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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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