What is the opposite of stop?

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Verb
Opposite for to cause to come to an end
“We've idled for long enough and it is time to start work again.”
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Opposite for to cease to perform a specified action
“After fully recovering from tendonitis, I could continue running as I did before.”
Verb
(of a vehicle) Opposite for to cease the movement of
“We need to take off quickly after I do my shopping in case they change their minds on the discounts they've given me.”
Verb
(of an event, action, or process) Opposite for to come to an end or cease to occur
“Jim's questioning of the president would continue despite the fact that he was asked to stop with his badgering.”
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Opposite for to close or block an opening
“He tried to clear his blocked pipes with a plunger.”
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Opposite for to prevent or dissuade someone from engaging in an activity
“She would encourage her husband to eat plenty of vegetables because it was good for his health.”
Verb
(of an action or event) Opposite for to prevent from happening
“Despite the best efforts of the protestors, the politicians would expedite the ratification of the new law.”
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Opposite for to refuse to provide (as per usual)
“Billy's parents would overlook his misbehavior and supply his weekly pocket money to him regardless.”
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Opposite for to pause and deliberate
“We don't have time to think. Let's just rush into it!”
Verb
Opposite for to achieve victory over
“They were a weak team and would lose to virtually every team they played again.”
Noun
Opposite for a halt in movement or operation
“The IOC president would officially announce the commencement of the Olympic games.”
Noun
Opposite for a break during a journey
“The continuation of our hike would recommence after our lunch at the lake.”
Noun
(pull out all the stops) Opposite for that which makes movement or progress difficult
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