What is the opposite of stay?

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Opposite of to remain in a specified state or position
“Food would be brought to them and if for some reason they had to leave their post, someone would step in for relief.”
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Opposite of to stay somewhere temporarily
“Tomorrow is the day that Tom would finally leave the house where he had lived with his family for so long.”
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Opposite of to continue, or carry on being
“These scholars should not discontinue their research in the field, but they should discontinue the pretense that what they are writing is an accurate part of history.”
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Opposite of to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
“Catrionna, to her credit, did much to seriously weaken the support beneath the orc camp.”
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Opposite of to put off or delay
“At a staff meeting, division leaders were chastised for their failure to advance plans to meet the serious problems confronting wildlife resources.”
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Opposite of to stay or rent accommodation at a place
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Opposite of to impede the work or ability of, especially intending to cause failure
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Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Opposite of to stay in the same place or condition
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Opposite of to last for a long time
“Most of the seeds would eventually perish, lost on fruitless trajectories, or drawn into gravitational eddies.”
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Opposite of to remain in a given situation or state
“He would abandon his post as Governor after his position was made untenable.”
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Opposite of to continue or cause to continue in a specified condition, position or course
Pause for a second, and think about what you want to say next.”
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Opposite of to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
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Opposite of provide with a sound or secure basis
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Opposite of holiday at
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Opposite of be on vacation
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Opposite of to suppress the noise or speech of
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Opposite of to delay or postpone
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Opposite of to make one's permanent home somewhere
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Opposite of to support the weight of
“The carriages will break under the weight of all that we're taking with us to Mount Vernon.”
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Opposite of to stop oneself from doing something
“Since nobody else would, he took it upon himself to initiate a conversation.”
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Opposite of a period of staying somewhere, especially as a visitor or guest
“A sudden storm arose forcing a hurried departure from the island.”
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Opposite of a suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings
“An application for the resumption of proceedings may be made after three months.”
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(archaic) Opposite of the ending of an activity
“The continuance of this project is of the utmost importance to the community to safeguard lives and property.”
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Opposite of a pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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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 strengthening structure or material employed in reinforced concrete or plastic
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Opposite of the act of putting off until a later time
“An advance of the appointment was required due to complications experienced by the patient.”
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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 the lowest part of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported
“The Canyon Lands is a series of steep canyons, extending from the top of the shelf break through the slope to the abyssal plain.”
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Opposite of a cessation from motion or progress
“Should the danger signal appear while an exercise is in progress, the entire command will be halted, and the movement resumed when the danger signal is removed.”
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