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Opposite of to move in a specified direction as a mass of people or things
“The Siamese King ordered his army to spread out on both wings to repel the onslaught of the Burmese.”
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Opposite of to spurt or discharge, typically from an opening
“It is pertinent to ensure that the gas be contained in a suitable vessel which will withstand the pressure and handling that it might encounter.”
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Opposite of to increase, especially suddenly and powerfully
“It was designed as a cushion of cash in case international oil prices drop unexpectedly.”
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Opposite of to move or roll in waves or billows
“A rush of panic sets in as the water starts to freeze around them.”
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Opposite of to spurt or gush out in jets
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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 flow (noisily) in a stream
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Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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Opposite of to move (quickly) without obstruction
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Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
“Glimmers of twilight began to seep through, as water might trickle through a basket's rushes.”
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Opposite of to pack or fill very tightly
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Opposite of to move in a twisting or spiraling pattern
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Opposite of to leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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Opposite of to crowd into
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Opposite of to improve in state, especially from a previously bad condition
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Opposite of to crowd or gather together
“The police would fire teargas canisters into the crowd who would quickly disperse.”
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Opposite of a physical forward or upward movement, typically sudden or powerful in nature
“It is certain that Attila made a sudden retreat into Pannonia and tradition has ascribed it to a superstitious fear of incurring the fate of Alaric.”
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Opposite of an act, or the state, of streaming or flowing out, especially rapidly
“The City Center division has to supply additional manpower to maintain law and order due to the large influx of supporters converging on the City Center.”
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Opposite of an outburst or eruption of something
“This aggressive abstraction of the human form indicates the figure's powerful containment of spiritual energy.”
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Opposite of a sudden large increase, typically a temporary one
“Accompanying this massive drop in prices was a fall in new and existing house sales, and an increase in foreclosures to record levels.”
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Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
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Opposite of a sudden flow or flood
“With this system, a trickle of water is discharged continuously near each plant.”
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Opposite of the regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc.
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Opposite of a sudden burst of something such as rain, sound, or emotion
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Opposite of a conspicuous display or outburst of something
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Opposite of a sudden and brief outbreak
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Opposite of a sudden gushing stream
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Opposite of a forceful rush or flow forward
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of a sudden outburst of emotion
“The medication gave her brief relief from her nagging cough, but within twenty-four hours, it had returned.”
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Opposite of a steady, continuous stream or supply of something
“As a result of the strike, there was a break in the production of European luxury cars.”
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Opposite of an organized effort by a number of people to achieve a purpose
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Opposite of an overwhelming quantity of things or people happening or appearing at the same time
“It attracted pilgrims and other visitors from distant places, but the cathedral was not the parish or proper church of more than a handful of people.”
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Opposite of a heavy discharge of many things at once
“Billheimer attributed the lack of applause to the overwhelming emotion of both the occasion and the oration.”
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Opposite of a crowding or flooding in
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Opposite of the act or action of setting upon with force, especially by an army or military
“His defense against the attack was skillfully conducted, but the precipitate retreat of the British was probably due rather to the destruction of their fleet by Macdonough.”
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Opposite of crowd
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