What is the opposite of withstand?

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Opposite of to resist or endure (something) successfully
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Opposite of to experience or live through something
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Opposite of to face, resist or oppose with boldness or courage
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Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
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Opposite of to face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
“We decided to escape the bad weather and call it a day.”
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Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
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Opposite of endure
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Opposite of continue to live after the death of
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Opposite of to live, last or remain longer than
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to survive a difficult situation
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Opposite of to continue or last over a period
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Opposite of to support or hold up
“For any type of hanging container, choose tomatoes with small fruit because the hanging vines break under the weight of a crop of large tomatoes.”
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Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
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Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
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