What is the opposite of squash?

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Opposite of to crush (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of to apply external pressure on
“The gunman bent Anthony Stone's wrist backward forcing him to release his grip on the firearm.”
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Opposite of to squeeze together
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Opposite of to soften or be softened by soaking
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Opposite of put the kibosh on
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Opposite of to press or crush noisily or be pressed or crushed noisily
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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 punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc)
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Opposite of to refuse or reject
“I accept your argument and deem it sufficient to drop the charges.”
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Opposite of to compress or cram items, especially to fit into a container
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(slang) Opposite of to put a damper on
“I was feeling a little under the weather, but this coffee has done wonders to brighten my mood.”
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Opposite of to keep (something) secret
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Opposite of to crush or become crushed into untidy wrinkles or creases
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Opposite of to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
“I will do everything I can to assist you in all of your endeavors.”
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Opposite of suppress public mention of something
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Opposite of to force (something) into or through a restricted space
“I try to coax a thin rope through the pipe.”
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Opposite of to repress or put a stop to the expression of something, especially disapproval
“His public transgressions will continue to occasion criticisms of his wild party ways.”
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Opposite of to knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is
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Opposite of to remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
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Opposite of to distort or contort
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The parties to contested actions are often at daggers drawn, and the litigious process serves to exacerbate the hostility between them.”
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Opposite of a state of being forced into a small or restricted space
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Opposite of an act of squeezing something
“It operates from six batteries at speeds up to one frame per second, activated by a release on the grip handle.”
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Opposite of a social gathering of invited guests
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