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What is the opposite of clinch?

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Opposite of to finalize, or to come to an agreement or settlement
Opposite of to confirm the winning or achievement of a contest
Opposite of to secure in place
Opposite of to reach a decision or recommendation
“The Prime Minister said that he was willing to open Peace Talks without preconditions.”
Opposite of to acquire or secure as a result of a contest, conflict, bet, or other endeavor
“He will lose the lead if he expends too much energy trying to maintain it.”
Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
Opposite of to achieve, especially by succeeding in a competition or contest
“The objective is to win the game, not lose it.”
Opposite of to finalize or settle a formal agreement
“Contract negotiations were starting to protract as both parties began their posturing.”
Opposite of to finalize or settle
“The two judges do not see eye to eye, and ultimately, it would unsettle the final result.”
Opposite of to perform an act that ensures success or victory
“Tim had a chance to ice the game in the dying seconds, but he would flub his shot.”
(succeed to) Opposite of to become the new rightful holder of an office, title, or property
“This is the day that I officially abdicate my throne and pass the kingship on to my successor.”
(of a candidate) Opposite of to be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
“Do not entertain thoughts of failure, for you will fail before you even begin.”
(arrive at) Opposite of to reach (a conclusion or decision)
“Despite walking away from his post, he would challenge their assertion that he was a failure.”
Opposite of to add, or act as, a finishing element to
“That splash of red does spoil what looked to be a beautiful painting of the Alaskan countryside.”
Opposite of to complete or fulfil
Opposite of a very firm or tight hold
Opposite of a mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened
“He rummaged through his pockets for the key to the front door but was unsuccessful.”
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