What is the opposite of tear?

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Verb
Opposite of to split or pull something apart with force
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Opposite of to cut or lacerate with something sharp
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Opposite of to move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner
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(informal) Opposite of to move or depart hastily
“Do you mind if we stay here a little longer?”
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Opposite of to move or pass very quickly
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Opposite of to forcibly break into parts, especially into halves or along the grain
“Hot crimping makes it easier to join the wires to one another and to the terminals with a strong mechanical connection that will withstand the stress placed on them during use.”
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Opposite of to damage (a muscle, ligament, etc.) by abnormal strain
Relax your muscles, and the pain should subside soon after.”
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Opposite of to rush about violently
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Opposite of to move swiftly or impetuously
“Dozens move slowly through the fog in all directions because of low visibility.”
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Opposite of to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
“The town has appropriated funds to repair the bridge and work should begin this summer.”
Noun
Opposite of a hole or split in something caused by it having been pulled apart forcefully
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Opposite of a gap or opening
“He threw his hands in the air when a car caused a blockage in the middle of a traffic juncture and prevented him from passing.”
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Opposite of a space or gap that allows passage or access
Noun
Opposite of an irregular, usually narrow, break in a surface
“A rust or a galvanic cell reaction could develop at the juncture between the screw and the stud.”
Noun
Opposite of the quality of being tetchy, or irritable
Noun
Opposite of the act of breaking
Noun
Opposite of a vertical line of unraveled stitches in stockings or tights
“His mother advised him to sew a new patch on his jeans.”
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