What is the opposite of thrust?

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Opposite of the principal purpose or theme of a course of action or line of reasoning
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Opposite of a forceful attack or effort
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Opposite of the general idea, intention or meaning of something
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Opposite of the meaning of something
“We scream at how senseless the violence seems, and the meaninglessness of the tragedy.”
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Opposite of the central aspect of something an argument or consideration
“As a sidenote, I want to mention that this is no contradiction to McLuhan's famous statement.”
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Opposite of a blow with the fist
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Opposite of a sudden violent attack, especially by an army or group
“Evidently, the sudden retreat fatigued the troops as well as discouraged them.”
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Opposite of having a strong commitment to a cause
“He played with utter indifference and apathy because he knew that this was his last season with the club.”
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Opposite of the product of its mass and velocity
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Opposite of the force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
“The amount of general anesthesia using muscle relaxants helped the easing up of airflow during expiration and inspiration.”
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Opposite of a specific meaning
“Even more interestingly for consideration of this text's structure, Ames stresses the particular quality of this phrase's polysemy.”
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Opposite of a fierce or destructive attack
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Opposite of energy and momentum or impetus
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Opposite of an abrupt rough or violent movement
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Opposite of the act of physically lowering something
“If the elevation of the weight does nothing, then something might be broken.”
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Opposite of the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
“A major subtheme of the book is the feud between Generals Philip Schuyler and Horatio Gates.”
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Opposite of possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
“He was accused of saying some vile things but a recording proved his words to have actually been to the contrary.”
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Opposite of the material dealt with in a speech, performance or work
“By way of digression and as an aside, here's a little anecdote from education.”
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Opposite of an act of lifting or raising to a higher level
“You will experience a slight drop after I let go.”
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Opposite of an act or instance of throwing something
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Opposite of a rapid surprise attack on an enemy by troops, aircraft, or other armed forces
Verb
Opposite of to push suddenly or violently in a specified direction
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Opposite of to elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
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Opposite of to puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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Opposite of to exert force or pressure on
“Her school bag was so heavy that she had to place it on the ground and pull it all the way to the car.”
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Opposite of to move past someone or something with force
“Sarah had to wait until the crowd dispersed before she could proceed to take a photo with one of her idols.”
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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 force or push one's way
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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 force into a narrow space
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Opposite of to force (something) into or through a restricted space
“I try to coax a thin rope through the pipe.”
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Opposite of to force (something unwelcome) on someone
“Would it be impertinent of me to offer some advice to you and your readers?”
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Opposite of to throw or launch something in a given direction
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Opposite of interfere in something that is not one's concern
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Opposite of to push or thrust out
“Theoretically, it is simple to just pull the rope through the anchor.”
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Opposite of to direct something with great force
“He would guide his daughter gently and carefully into place as she slept.”
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to squeeze or pack tightly into a specified space
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Opposite of to physically pierce or probe into
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