[ verb ] change to the contrary
"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 .
[ verb ] turn inside out or upside down
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 .
[ verb ] rule against
"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 .
[ 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 .
[ noun ] a relation of direct opposition
"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 .
[ adjective ] of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
"in reverse gear"