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    reverse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reverse

    Definition
    (noun) a relation of direct opposition
    Synonyms : contrary , opposite
    Example Sentence
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
    Definition
    (noun) the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    Synonyms : reverse gear
    Definition
    (noun) an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    Synonyms : black eye , blow , reversal , setback
    Definition
    (noun) the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
    Synonyms : verso
    Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) turning in the opposite direction Definition
    (verb) change to the contrary
    Synonyms : change by reversal , turn
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) turn inside out or upside down
    Synonyms : invert , turn back
    Definition
    (verb) rule against
    Synonyms : override , overrule , overthrow , overturn
    Example Sentence
    • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill
    Definition
    (verb) cancel officially
    Example Sentence
    • He revoked the ban on smoking
    • lift an embargo
    • vacate a death sentence
    Definition
    (verb) reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
    Synonyms : invert
    Example Sentence
    • when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb
    Definition
    (adj) directed or moving toward the rear
    Synonyms : rearward
    Example Sentence
    • a rearward glance
    • a rearward movement
    Definition
    (adj) of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
    Example Sentence
    • in reverse gear
    Definition
    (adj) reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
    Synonyms : inverse
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