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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 put an end to something, typically by the use of force
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Opposite of to put an end to something, especially one's ability to speak or express oneself
“His public transgressions will continue to occasion criticisms of his wild party ways.”
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Opposite of to reduce in volume or size by constricting
“They asked Amy to shake her clutch bag to loosen the contents in there before proceeding.”
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Opposite of to overcome or bring under control
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of to (attempt to) quell or put an end to
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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 knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is
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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 violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion)
“Fearful that the right planned to establish a fascist state, socialists rose up in the mining districts of Asturias only to be defeated by the army under the supervision of General Franco.”
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Opposite of to soften or be softened, especially by soaking
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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 dishearten or demoralize one's spirit
“The subsequent photograph, published in a newspaper, was meant to inspirit the troops in Vietnam.”
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Opposite of to compress or cram items, especially to fit into a container
Distribute the items uniformly in the box so that it closes comfortably without crushing or breaking the contents inside.”
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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 to 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 remove, get rid of or erase, especially written or printed material, or data on a computer
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Opposite of to pack or fill very tightly
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
“The discovery of bronze enabled people to create metal objects which were harder and more durable than previously possible.”
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Opposite of to physically distort or contort something
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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.”
Noun
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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