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To stop holding or touching something

release

verb

to stop holding something

let go (of someone/something)

to stop holding someone or something

take/get your hands off

to stop touching someone or something

get off

used for telling someone to stop touching someone or something

loose

verb

to start holding someone or something less tightly

keep off

to not touch something, or to prevent something from touching something

keep your hands off

to not touch someone or something

loosen your grip/hold (on)

to hold someone or something less tightly

relax your grip/hold

to hold something less tightly

let someone/something go

to stop holding someone or something

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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