What is the opposite of squeeze?

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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 reduce in size or volume by pressing together
“Grabbing the edge opposite you, stretch the dough and fold it over the top, about halfway toward you.”
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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 extract (a liquid or a soft substance) from something by compressing or twisting it
“Remove cheese slices and place them on a plate with a paper towel to absorb the oil.”
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Opposite of to hug, hold or embrace tightly
“I know that it may take a long while for you to forgive me, but please don't push me away.”
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Opposite of to derive or extract something from someone, especially underhandedly
“Nick says he will donate two hundred dollars per ace this summer to help the victims of the country's bush fire crisis.”
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Opposite of to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Opposite of to gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
“I admire this superior being who told truths without sweetening them to help others to gain a temporary advantage.”
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Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
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Opposite of to fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something
“He called over two more soldiers, who helped to unload the contents of the van.”
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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 move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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Opposite of force into a narrow space
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of mix by pressing
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Opposite of to reduce in size by compressing
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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 touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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Opposite of to persuade forcefully
“His fellow partners initially sought to dissuade him from retirement as they believed that such an action might lead to the loss of those audits held in his name.”
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Opposite of to rule over or control arbitrarily or arrogantly
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Opposite of to push or thrust out
“Theoretically, it is simple to just pull the rope through the anchor.”
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Opposite of to exploit or use to one's advantage
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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 to push steadily downward or against with some force
“We all yelled at Tony to lift the lever once the water had filled the reservoir.”
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Opposite of exploit or defraud by taking small amounts of money over a period of time
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Opposite of to exploit someone for one's own benefit, especially in an underhanded way
“They learn to appreciate what they have, and to reach out and help those less fortunate than them.”
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Opposite of to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“Immediately on the first musket being fired, the affrighted group would rush towards the edge of the ice and nearly overturn the whole of our party.”
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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 press or crush noisily or be pressed or crushed noisily
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Opposite of to overcharge (someone) for something
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Opposite of to obtain something from an unwilling person
“Trying to coax information out of her and re-thinking all the angles didn't produce any more insight than he'd had before.”
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Opposite of to apply external pressure on so as to force out the (liquid) contents of
“Students were advised to contain the solution as exposing it would likely result in the failure of the experiment.”
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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 small amount of liquid extracted from something by squeezing
“There was an overflow of coffee in my cup when I attempted to draw a rosetta in my latte.”
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Opposite of the process of compacting something, usually by pressing or applying pressure
“An endoscopic Kerrison rongeur and drill are used to perform the laminotomy and decompression of the nerve roots.”
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Opposite of a much-loved person, especially a significant other
“He began to feel like a reject after many failed attempts to woo a lady.”
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Opposite of a hug or embrace
“She gave him a gentle push backward, to let him know that she needed some space.”
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Opposite of a female partner in an unmarried romantic relationship
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Opposite of a man's wife, girlfriend, or lover
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Opposite of a married woman considered in relation to her spouse
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Opposite of a state of being forced into a small or restricted space
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Opposite of a very tight hold
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A husband or lover
“My cousin Katie and her new man Andrew picked me up at the airport late Wednesday night.”
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Opposite of a much-loved person, especially a significant other
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Opposite of a person's girlfriend
“If you ask about her previous boyfriend and she gets a small, wistful smile on her face, change the subject.”
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Opposite of something that needs to be resolved
“It's an inescapable truth that these problems have no easy solution.”
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Opposite of a much-loved person, especially a significant other
“My voice was flat and expressionless, edged with steel and contempt for my enemy.”
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