What is the opposite of strike?

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Opposite of to inflict (a blow)
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Opposite of to take violent or aggressive action against
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Opposite of to discover, especially something valuable through effort
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Opposite of to refuse to work as a protest
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(of a thought or idea) Opposite of to come into one's mind or consciousness
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Opposite of to ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface
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Opposite of to take apart
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Opposite of to strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
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Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to hit or strike, especially on the head
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
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Opposite of to physically attack violently
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Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
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Opposite of to confront through the use of military force
“The elves flanked their dwarven brethren to help defend the castle against the onslaught from the orcs.”
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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 to crash violently into or against something
“She fell back against her seat as Devin flipped the ship to avoid the flying debris.”
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to discover or encounter something, either by chance or intention
“To misplace a presidential badge of office for a couple of days may be unfortunate.”
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Opposite of to influence, usually emotionally
“You almost have to desensitize yourself to the madness just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to involve oneself in a (public) protest or demonstration
“The people will fully support the push for more resources into their public schools.”
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Opposite of to make a clear resonant or vibrating sound
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Opposite of to make coins by stamping metal
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Opposite of to impose inaction of work in order to force an employer to agree to demands
“Statistics show that well-paid employees tend to remain in their jobs longer.”
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(of a realization) Opposite of to suddenly come to one's mind
“The actor's name would temporarily escape me as I attempted to answer the trivia question.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of have a strong emotional effect on
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Opposite of to find unexpectedly or during a search
“It always amazes me how anybody can overlook the basic truths about this nation.”
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Opposite of a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest
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Opposite of something or someone whose presence or behavior is likely to be disadvantageous
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Opposite of a hard strike or hit
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Opposite of a military strike or incursion
“They made their retreat when the local tribes began to show some aggression.”
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Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
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Opposite of a military attack or raid on an enemy position
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Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
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Opposite of an intensive or sudden military attack
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Opposite of an act of pushing someone or something in order to move them away from oneself
“She gave him a tug to indicate that she wanted his attention, but he refused to draw his eyes away from the game unfolding on the television.”
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Opposite of an open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers
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Opposite of an aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
“Wearing sunglasses is the best defense against the sun's ultraviolet rays.”
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Opposite of a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
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Opposite of a cessation of work by employees in protest at the terms set by their employers
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Opposite of a sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare
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Opposite of an organized public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action
“Students held a rally to support keeping the college open.”
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Opposite of a public meeting or march protesting against something or expressing views on a political issue
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Opposite of a forceful clash of two entities
“The dodging of his opponent's jab was important because it allowed him to counter with an uppercut that resulted in a knockout.”
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Opposite of a physical impact or the act of causing one
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