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What is the opposite of withstand?

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Opposite of to resist or endure (something) successfully
Opposite of to experience or live through something
Opposite of to defy or challenge someone or something with hostile or argumentative intent
Opposite of to submit to, or to put up with
Opposite of to successfully survive or endure a difficult situation
Opposite of to continue to live or last for a long time, typically compared to someone or something else
Opposite of to confront or come up against
“I order you to stand down and retreat, Captain!”
Opposite of to face something unpleasant with courage and fortitude
“We decided to escape the bad weather and call it a day.”
Opposite of to withstand the action or effect of
“Lovers of ease who refuse to have anything to do with spiritual science would be affected by his magic.”
Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
Opposite of to endure or survive a challenging or difficult situation or period
Opposite of to survive a difficult situation
Opposite of to continue or last over a period
Opposite of to support or hold up
“For any type of hanging container, choose tomatoes with small fruit because the hanging vines break under the weight of a crop of large tomatoes.”
Opposite of to prevent oneself from
“I indulge myself once a month by eating ice-cream.”
Opposite of to continue to operate or remain usable
“If it exceeds its specified limit, it will eventually break, and the motor will burn out.”
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