What is the opposite of jab?

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Noun
Opposite of a poking or thrusting motion
“As soon as I felt a pull from him, I immediately leaned back to stabilize myself.”
Noun
(parry) Opposite of a short, straight punch
“He executed a perfect parry on his opponent's uppercut, and then was able to go on the offensive.”
Noun
(dodge) Opposite of a short, straight punch
“A dodge is a skillful way to avoid your opponent's attacks.”
Noun
Opposite of a pointed and often mocking comment or criticism
“It was unusual to be on the receiving end of a compliment, but he enjoyed it very much.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden forward thrust of the body, typically with an arm outstretched to attack someone or seize something
Verb
Opposite of to poke (at) something roughly or quickly
“She would touch him suggestively, but he was completely oblivious to her advances.”
Verb
(parry) Opposite of to deliver a quick punch
“Ryu would parry Ken's punches, and then counter with a flurry of his own jabs.”
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(evade) Opposite of to deliver a quick punch
“Bruce was so fleet-footed, that it was near impossible for his enemies to evade his punches and kicks.”
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(jab at) Opposite of to pointedly tease, mock, or make fun of someone
“Commentators and players alike would praise him for his renowned sportsmanship.”
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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 jab or prod (someone or something) with a finger or sharp object
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Opposite of to thrust a pointed object into something
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Opposite of poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
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Opposite of puncture, pierce with sharp, pointed object
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Opposite of to punch someone, usually with a closed fist
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Opposite of to penetrate or make a hole in
“The needle would leave my skin, and the doctor would place a gauze over the small prick wound.”
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Opposite of to pierce lightly with a sharp point
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Opposite of to inflict (a blow)
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(of a sharp pointed object) Opposite of to go into or through (something)
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Opposite of to strike, especially with force
“Jobe was terrible at shooting games because he would completely miss most of his targets.”
Verb
Opposite of treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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