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reverse

Definitions


[rɪˈvəːs], (Verb)

Definitions:
- move backwards
(e.g: the lorry reversed into the back of a bus)

- make (something) the opposite of what it was
(e.g: the damage done to the ozone layer may be reversed)

- turn (something) the other way round or up or inside out
(e.g: after completing a row of leaves or flowers I have reversed the pattern)

- make (type or a design) appear as white in a block of solid colour or a half-tone
(e.g: their press ads had a headline reversed out of the illustration)


Phrases:
- in reverse
- reverse arms
- reverse the charges

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French revers, reverse (nouns), reverser (verb), from Latin reversus ‘turned back’, past participle of revertere, from re- ‘back’ + vertere ‘to turn’


[rɪˈvəːs], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- going in or turned towards the direction opposite to that previously stated
(e.g: the trend appears to be going in the reverse direction)


Phrases:
- in reverse
- reverse arms
- reverse the charges

Origin:


[rɪˈvəːs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a complete change of direction or action
(e.g: the gall actuates a reverse of photosynthesis)

- the opposite to that previously stated
(e.g: he didn't feel homesick—quite the reverse)

- an adverse change of fortune; a setback or defeat
(e.g: United suffered their heaviest reverse of the season)

- the opposite side or face to the observer
(e.g: the address is given on the reverse of this leaflet)


Phrases:
- in reverse
- reverse arms
- reverse the charges

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries




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