What is the opposite of take up?

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Opposite of to move from a lower to a higher place or position
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Opposite of begin or start again
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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 physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“The leaves are larger and more elliptical than hemp dogbane and all plant parts exude a milky substance when broken.”
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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 dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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Opposite of devote effort to something
“Your body will suffer if you neglect good eating habits.”
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