What is the opposite of worked?

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Opposite of to have convinced or manipulated
“The rationalization that our weapons potpourri confused the enemy into fear of misbehaving is absurd and threatening.”
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Opposite of to have utilized or employed a tangible object
“He often misused a fork for drinking soup.”
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Opposite of past tense for to perform a task as part of one's employment
“I will resign from my position as a ranger at the local national park next week.”
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Opposite of past tense for to exert oneself for a particular purpose
“I would laze late into the night despite having work to complete.”
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Opposite of past tense for to function with a specific purpose
“These blunt scissors fail as a tool for cutting.”
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Opposite of past tense for to produce as a result of effort
“Consuming too many calories will counteract your efforts to lose weight.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be successful
“This plan of action is defective and will surely fail.”
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Opposite of past tense for to be in working condition
“Your computer will break down if you spill coffee on it.”
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Opposite of past tense for to produce the desired effect
“He waited for an hour, but the medication would fizzle and have no effect.”
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Opposite of past tense for to bring into a heightened emotional state
“The diplomatic politician would pacify his energetic supporters during his rallies.”
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Opposite of past tense for to effect by gradual degrees
“I had to bulldoze my way through the large crowds.”
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Opposite of past tense for to shape or form a given material
“The apprentice baker would butcher the dough with his unskilled hands.”
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(farming) Opposite of past tense for to cultivate soil
“The farmers would unwittingly damage the vast expanses of land after having grown their crops on them.”
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Opposite of past tense for to arrange or contrive
“The political consultant was prepared to play by the rules in order to get his candidate elected.”
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Opposite of past tense for to move in an agitated manner
“Jane's left twitching eyelid would settle after she calmed down.”
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Opposite of past tense for to arrive at an answer through logic
“I had to think long and hard, then I had to give up on figuring out this puzzle.”
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Opposite of past tense for to provide for, usually for one's family
“The negligent father would neglect his family's needs.”
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Opposite of past tense for to cause someone to work, usually hard
“He was a laid-back coach who would coddle his players rather than push them.”
Adjective
Opposite of having been worked or prepared
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