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What is the opposite of landing?

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Noun
Opposite of an instance of coming or bringing something to land, either from the air or from water
Noun
Opposite of an arrival or approach
“The sudden departure of millions of citizens to foreign lands sent shock waves across the country.”
Verb
Opposite of coming into possession of
“I will be giving my old laptop to my younger brother.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to acquire, especially as a return for effort
“He was a Finnish long-distance runner who had to forfeit his Olympic medal after testing positive for steroids in 1984.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to get to a destination (in a general sense)
“A pilot waiting in line to depart from Los Angeles airport on a clear night will often see airplanes on approach strung out like Christmas lights for 40 miles or more.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to dismount a vessel
“The moment the voice left his mouth, the crowd gradually returned to silence and began to board the ship in an orderly manner.”
Verb
(of an aircraft) Opposite of present participle for to come down through the air and rest on the ground or another surface
“The aircraft is not expected to take off for another two hours because of the delay.”
Verb
(of a creature capable of flight) Opposite of present participle for to come to rest after flying
“More often than not, the pigeon will fly off quickly after being released.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause a flying object to make a landing
“According to local media reports in Scotland, the drone user managed to fly the drone past armed patrol boats before landing on the deck of the aircraft carrier.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause someone to be in (a difficult situation)
“Taking your vehicle on routes where signage clearly says it's allowed will prevent you from getting into a sticky situation.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to inflict something undesirable on someone
“The aid of a professional draughtsman can not only help you bring your home to life, but also save you from complications later down the line.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to inflict a physical blow on someone
“As Grant goes on the offensive again and lands a couple of lefts, Jones looks surprised and begins to miss easy jabs.”
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of coming in
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