What is the opposite of sustains?

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Opposite of to make a living for the benefit of others
“The dead-beat father regularly neglects his family and children.”
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Opposite of to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
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Opposite of to endure a challenging or traumatic experience
“This is a tribute to the millions of our people who refused to succumb to tyranny.”
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Opposite of to experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
“I narrowly avoid an embarrassing face-plant as I misstep on to the stage during my introduction.”
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Opposite of to bear or support without breaking or failing
“Apparently, paleontologists have wondered for years as to why the brachiosaurus didn't collapse under its own weight.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Those unpleasant incidents would rankle in his mind and would plague him at nights when he lay sleepless, staring at the ceiling.”
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Opposite of to uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
“There is suspicion that some political leaders may manipulate and corrupt the law to serve their personal ends.”
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