What is the opposite of swing?

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Opposite of to move around, back and forth, or from side to side, while suspended or on an axis
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Opposite of to flutter or wave around
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Opposite of to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
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Opposite of to change or vary irregularly in number or amount
“Nationwide, house prices started to plateau as the Reserve Bank raised interest rates and commercial banks added additional increases of their own.”
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Opposite of change direction suddenly
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Opposite of to move or swing something back and forth, especially a weapon
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Opposite of to wave (something) about, especially to attract attention
“Previously, men had tarried just long enough to plant the banner of their expedition before retreating from their humbling vantage point.”
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Opposite of to hang or suspend in an elevated position
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Opposite of to swing loosely while being suspended
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Opposite of to show a preference for
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Opposite of to change, develop, or move in a general direction
“Although the curve on this graph appears to deviate widely from the flat dotted line, the decibel scale tends to exaggerate the deviation in frequency response.”
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Opposite of suspend
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Opposite of to change direction as a result of entering a different medium
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Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
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(of a person) Opposite of to move in a quick and lively way
“The brooding teenagers stand around in the hallway, looking the others up and down as they pass by.”
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Opposite of to deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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Opposite of to lead or turn to a different direction
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(literally or figuratively) Opposite of to deviate from one's course or direction
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Opposite of to handle or operate something
“I hope they will be careful with the pianos and not mishandle them and get them out of tune.”
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Opposite of to take charge of, or to make decisions about
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to float freely or with a waving motion
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Opposite of to deal with (something) effectively or skillfully
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Opposite of to deal with (something), usually effectively
“Despite the delay, the major car manufacturer would openly declare that they did not mishandle their launch campaign.”
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(of a bird) Opposite of to fly making rhythmic wing movements
“Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle will rest its own wings and use the pressure of the rampant storm to soar and glide in the clouds.”
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Opposite of to diverge or deviate from a given point
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Opposite of to have enough money to pay for
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Opposite of to show an inclination for, or against, something
“Some reluct the Bourbons, because they dreaded that they would restore the property of the emigrants, and re-establish feudal rights.”
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Opposite of to acquire, especially as a return for effort
“He was a Finnish long-distance runner who had to forfeit his Olympic medal after testing positive for steroids in 1984.”
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Opposite of to move or proceed in a given course or direction
“Turn to the right slowly, as the route will end rather prematurely after a few kilometers, and you will be at your destination.”
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Opposite of to organize or make arrangements for
“Let me just make sure though that I have what I should have, because I rather suspect that in my unique ability to disarrange things, I have succeeded in doing so.”
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Opposite of a change in state, typically sudden or pronounced
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Opposite of the cadence or rhythm of a musical piece
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Opposite of a general direction in which something is developing or changing
“He also continues to cut on film, a noticeable deviation from the industry standard of nonlinear digital editing.”
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Opposite of a change in temperament or circumstance, especially sudden
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Opposite of a reversal of policy, attitude or principle
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Opposite of scope of operation
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Opposite of a recurrent pattern formed by a series of sounds having a regular rise and fall in intensity
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Opposite of the space in or through which a mechanism can or does move
“She criticized the narrowness of the parking spaces at this key central location.”
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Opposite of a collection of sounds that are harmonized and organized in time or beats
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Opposite of a sudden forward thrust of the body towards something or someone
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Opposite of the act of altering one's opinion about something
“The problem arises when people have a strict adherence to the notion that states will police themselves.”
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A general direction in which something is developing or changing
“A strong current of optimism is running through the country.”
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