What is the opposite of sticks?

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Verb
Opposite of to fasten or cause to adhere to something, typically using a sticky substance
“Why do they make these labels so incredibly difficult to remove?”
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Opposite of to adhere or cling to something
“If you add some citrus, baking soda, and white vinegar, the grease should come off after soaking in boiling water.”
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Opposite of to remain somewhere for an extended period of time
“They had waited long enough and decided to leave the premises after their clients had failed to show up.”
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Opposite of to thrust a pointed object at or into something
“Julia forced him to stop so Rufus could help her pull out the arrowhead from his shoulder.”
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Opposite of to prick or perforate with a sharp object
“All four tires were worn thin in places, and his only hope was to patch the tires and hope to find a nearby farm.”
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Opposite of to put somewhere, typically in a quick or careless way
“Can you please remove all these superfluous items off my bed and put them where they are supposed to be?”
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Opposite of to be or become fixed or jammed as a result of an obstruction
“Travis pushed down with a fair amount of pressure, and the lever would finally disengage.”
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Opposite of to be regarded as valid
“The BBC was able to do the story because the ground-work had been done and they knew the story would check out.”
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(British, informal) Opposite of to accept or tolerate (an unpleasant or unwelcome person or situation)
“We disallow unruly behavior on our premises.”
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(stick out) Opposite of to be conspicuous or noticeable
“If they really wanted us to be inconspicuous why don't they have us wear all black like the set changers at the theater?”
Noun
Opposite of districts and small settlements outside large urban areas or the capital
“In the center, the old town, or medina, is walled in by ramparts and gives it a historical and cultural dimension.”
Noun
Opposite of land lying behind a coast or the shore of a river
Noun
Opposite of a large town, usually with a large population and a significant amount of activity
Noun
Opposite of the outer parts of a town, city or area
Noun
Opposite of plural for a heavy pole-shaped implement, typically intended for use as a weapon
“Odeus picked up a small rock, aimed it at the Cyclop's eye, and threw it as hard as he could.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for severe criticism or treatment
“Parents and educators are delighted with what these children can do and eager to heap praise on them for their unusual performance.”
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