What is the opposite of tackle?

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Opposite of to energetically devote, or begin devoting, effort to something
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Opposite of to grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
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Opposite of to take the first step into something
“We need to finish this business we started!”
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Opposite of to come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
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Opposite of to make an effort
“Jack thought it was near impossible to climb the three-meter rope, and decided to bypass that obstacle.”
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Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
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Opposite of to take charge of, or to make decisions about
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Opposite of to represent or deal with in a particular way, in writing or speaking
“I want to briefly discuss two TV examples, just because these two shows, in particular, mishandle the subject in a certain way.”
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Opposite of to confront, or come up against, a given situation
“It seems important at this point to emphasize that resilient leaders do not dodge adversity or escape the vagaries of life.”
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Opposite of to face up to or confront
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(of a job or task) Opposite of to agree to take responsibility of
“Due to personal reasons, I will have to relinquish any responsibility I have in this project moving forward.”
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Opposite of to put an end to
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Opposite of take action
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Opposite of to make an attempt at handling a problem or policy
“We should just ignore this problem and let things resolve themselves naturally.”
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Opposite of to act on, or put into action, a request
“Your demands are unreasonable and I will do everything I can to repeal them.”
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Opposite of to conduct or devote oneself to
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Opposite of to attempt something despite the danger it may pose
“He feared that the passage through the infamous Strait of Le Maire would be too dangerous, and decided to avoid it by sailing east of Staten Land.”
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Opposite of to engage in forceful or violent confrontations
“Chester would agree with Jesse that his car was gone.”
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(engage in) Opposite of to participate or become involved in
“As it was, I spent a good deal of time trying to remove myself whenever the filming took place.”
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Opposite of to accept
“I decided to turn down the first job I was offered as I was confident of getting some better offers.”
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Opposite of to embark or immerse oneself in a task or venture
“When the possibility of retaliation from the government proved too daunting, he chose to pull out of the project.”
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Opposite of to knock or bring to the ground
“Somewhere on the long list of jobs is a task to erect a nice little shed in the back garden.”
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