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What is the opposite of slap?

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Verb
Opposite of to hit (someone) hard
Verb
Opposite of to strike or hit heavily, and sometimes repeatedly
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike, often with one's hand
Verb
Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
Verb
Opposite of to strike with a sharp, often slanting, blow
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Opposite of to hit or strike someone or something
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Opposite of to speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
“I just wanted to compliment Bill on speaking his mind, because I'm sure he gets a lot of flack and criticism for doing this.”
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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 to physically attack
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Opposite of to strike physically or violently
“Aaron moves first, throwing a flurry of punches that I easily defend.”
Verb
Opposite of to rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
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Opposite of to place or throw something (somewhere) in a haphazard manner
Verb
Opposite of to flow (noisily) in a stream
Verb
Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“This follows further advice from the Chief Medical Officers, who now collectively agree that it is possible to lift the ban on retail sales.”
Noun
Opposite of a blow with the fist
Noun
Opposite of a hard or repeated hit or strike
Noun
Opposite of a hard strike or hit
“The master was able to knock each of these men to the ground with a touch of his finger.”
Noun
Opposite of a strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“To avoid conflict, give them a wave with your hand and walk away.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of striking or being struck
“That was a fortunate miss for him, having evaded the oncoming vehicle by a matter of inches.”
Adjective
Opposite of containing a significant or excess amount of liquid or water
“If you want good separation, you will need a very concentrated solution.”
Adjective
Opposite of containing too much liquid or fluid
“One of the reasons I bake in the slow cooker is because I don't end up with a dry cake.”
Adverb
Opposite of in an exact or precise way, especially with regards to a point or location
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