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What is the opposite of launching?

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Noun
Opposite of a person's first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role
Noun
(cancelation) Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
Noun
(dissolving) Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
Noun
Opposite of the countdown and launch of a rocket, missile or spacecraft
Noun
Opposite of the action of establishing something or being established
Noun
Opposite of an act or instance of throwing something
Noun
Opposite of a speech or talk, typically in which a new product, idea, or piece of work is shown and explained
Verb
(catching) Opposite of present participle for to send through the air, especially with force
“Many fielders prefer to catch a ball while they are running and so regulate their speed as to be still on the move when they meet the ball.”
Verb
(retaining) Opposite of present participle for to send through the air, especially with force
“He decided against passing and would retain the ball in possession instead.”
Verb
(launch into) Opposite of present participle for to be responsible for the creation or use of
“If a resolution of approval must be passed before an executive branch initiative can be implemented, a filibuster would end the initiative.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to send off into the skies or space
“If you don't bring down the helicopter now, it will strike again at a less opportune time.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take off into the skies or space
“The station was going to crash back down to Earth and there was nothing Wilson could do to stop it.”
Adjective
Opposite of marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office
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