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  • reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
  • of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
    • in reverse gear
  • directed or moving toward the rear
    • a rearward glance
    • a rearward movement
  • turning in the opposite direction
  • (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
  • the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
  • an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
  • a relation of direct opposition
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • reverse the position, order, relation, or condition of
    • when forming a question, invert the subject and the verb
  • cancel officially
    • He revoked the ban on smoking
    • lift an embargo
    • vacate a death sentence
  • rule against
    • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill
  • turn inside out or upside down
  • 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
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