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
- black eye
the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
- reverse gear
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"
"He revoked the ban on smoking"
"lift an embargo"
"vacate a death sentence"
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
turn inside out or upside down
- turn back
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"
- change by reversal
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"