What is the opposite of waiting?

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Verb
Opposite of in a state of preparation or waiting
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to delay action until a particular time or event
“Once this acclimation takes place, you may begin your object observation.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to physically remain or stay at a given place for a period of time
“You can leave once the paintings have been picked up.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to stop what one is doing for a period of time
“You can continue once your symptoms begin to decrease.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of pausing before saying or doing something
Noun
Opposite of the action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
“Your mission must be completed with haste!”
Noun
Opposite of the action of serving food and drinks to customers
“Many companies are considering how much self-service should be implemented.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of being inactive or suspended
Noun
Opposite of the state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something good, will happen
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something good
Adjective
Opposite of absolutely ready
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