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What is the opposite of preoccupy?

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Opposite of to distract, or to occupy or draw one's attention or thoughts
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
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Opposite of to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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Opposite of to worry or vex
“Plummeting house prices would delight us as we would finally be able to afford our first home.”
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
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Opposite of to be involved in
“As I am stretched for time, I will need to disengage myself from any additional activities or responsibilities.”
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(of a place or position) Opposite of to occupy
“We would reluctantly forfeit our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
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