reverse has definitions from the fields of sport,american football
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[ verb ] change to the contrary

Examples

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Had the situation been reversed , had , for_instance , England been the enemy in 1898 because of issues of concern chiefly to New_England , there is little doubt that large_numbers of Southerners would have happily put_on their old Confederate uniforms to fight as allies of Britain .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

Reversing it , he smashed the butt down on Frederick_Seward 's head , over_and_over_again .

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[ verb ] turn inside out or upside down

Synonyms

invert

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

After you have taken_a_breather , reverse the position of your legs so_that the front thigh of the previous exercise is now to the rear , and the rear thigh now to the front , and perform the same movement in the same manner .

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

In an attempt to reverse the downhill trend by stimulating the bone_marrow and controlling any hemolytic component , triamcinolone , 16 mg. daily , was begun on Sept. 26 , 1958 , and continued until Feb. 18 , 1959 .

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[ verb ] rule against

Examples

"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

Used in print

(U.S. Reports. Volume 366. Cases Adjudged in the...)

The sole guidance given the Court for discharging the task committed to it was this : `` The judgment must therefore be reversed and the cause remanded to the District_Court for a determination , after further hearing , of the equitable relief necessary and appropriate in the public interest to eliminate the effects of the acquisition offensive to the statute .

Related terms

rule reversal

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[ noun ] the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

Used in print

(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)

Putting the key into the switch , pressing the accelerator with his foot , putting the car into reverse , seemed vast endeavors almost beyond the ability of his shaking body .

Related terms

gear car

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[ noun ] a relation of direct opposition

Synonyms

contrary opposite

Examples

"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

Used in print

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

However one looks_at it , therefore , I 'd say that your horoscope for this autumn is the reverse of rosy .

Related terms

opposition revoke

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[ adjective ] directed or moving toward the rear

Synonyms

rearward

Examples

"a rearward glance" "a rearward movement"

Used in print

(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)

The second argument applies the method in the reverse way .

Related terms

backward

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[ verb ] annul by recalling or rescinding

Examples

"He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

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[ adjective ] reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

Synonyms

inverse

Related terms

backward

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[ noun ] an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Related terms

happening whammy set_back

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[ adjective ] of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle

Examples

"in reverse gear"

Related terms

forward

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[ noun ] the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

Synonyms

verso

Related terms

obverse side tail coin

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[ noun ] (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
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[ noun ] turning in the opposite direction
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