What is the opposite of tap?

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Opposite of to strike with a quick light blow or blows
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Opposite of to pierce or make a hole in something, typically to drain liquid or insert a screw
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Opposite of to advance someone for a post or job, or for membership of a club
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(of a button on a device or machine) Opposite of to press down on
“Do not release the lever until our knights have entered the castle through the gates!”
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Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
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Opposite of to come into general physical contact with
“If you see mushrooms in the wild, don't be tempted to pick it up, and instead avoid them.”
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Opposite of to poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would touch him suggestively, but he was completely oblivious to her advances.”
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Opposite of to draw or drain (liquid) from a source
Fill the tank with water until it is 10 cm from the top.”
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Opposite of to hear a conversation one is not intended to hear
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Opposite of to pierce (a cask) to draw out liquid
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Opposite of to make a hole (or holes) in
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Opposite of to cause to be empty or vacant
“We advise all users to fill the machinery with oil before turning it on.”
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Opposite of to delve or make inquiries into
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Opposite of to assign officially to a job or position
“The Council also has the power to oversee the Leader's work and to dismiss him if he fails to perform his duties properly.”
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Opposite of to kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to take away from
“They would need to add an extra year to his contract to finally close negotiations.”
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
Noun
A sudden loud, sharp noise
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Opposite of a poking or thrusting motion
“As soon as I felt a pull from him, I immediately leaned back to stabilize myself.”
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Opposite of an general act of touching someone or something
“He suspected something was amiss when he saw the recoil of her hand.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
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