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Dictionary definition for: Reverse

1. (n) a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

2. (v) 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"

3. (s) directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance" "a rearward movement"

4. (n) the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

5. (v) turn inside out or upside down

6. (s) reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

7. (n) an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

8. (v) rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

9. (a) of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"

10. (n) the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

11. (v) annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

12. (n) (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

13. (n) turning in the opposite direction

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