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[n] turning in the opposite direction
[n] the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
[n] the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
[n] an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
[n] a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
[adj] reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
[adj] directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
[adj] of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"
[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"
[v] turn inside out or upside down
[v] rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
[v] annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

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