What is the opposite of wait?

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Verb
Opposite of to delay action until a particular time or event
“Once this acclimation takes place, you may begin your object observation.”
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Opposite of to physically remain or stay at a given place for a period of time
“You can leave once the paintings have been picked up.”
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Opposite of to stop what one is doing for a period of time
“You can continue once your symptoms begin to decrease.”
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Opposite of to wait in anticipation for the occurrence of something
“We dread the idea that we'll be stuck in a situation that might be dangerous.”
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Opposite of to be left until a later time before being dealt with
“People who live in the area around the lake have asked the city to advance the plans to improve drainage in the area.”
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Opposite of to move or act at a slow speed
Verb
Opposite of to stay in the same place or condition
Verb
Opposite of to be patient with
Verb
(of a phone conversation) Opposite of to stay on the line
“I will hang up the call if she continues to be belligerent and unreasonable on the phone.”
Noun
Opposite of a period of waiting
“A frenetic period of activity followed as Conor hit the woodwork.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of retarding or delaying
Noun
Opposite of a period of time by which something is late or postponed
“As the timer ran down, he gobbled up his meal with extraordinary expedition to win first prize.”
Noun
Opposite of an interval or passage of time
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