A reverse is a relatively common trick play in American football that involves one or more abrupt changes in the lateral flow of a rushing play.

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  1. The opposite of something.
    We believed the Chinese weren't ready for us. In fact, the reverse was true.
  2. The act of going backwards; a reversal.
  3. A piece of misfortune; a setback.
  4. The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.
  5. The side of something facing away from a viewer, or from what is considered the front; the other side.
  6. The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.
  7. A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.
  8. A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.


  1. To turn something around such that it faces in the opposite direction.
  2. To turn something inside out or upside down.
  3. To transpose the positions of two things.
  4. To change totally; to alter to the opposite.
  5. To return, come back.
  6. To turn away; to cause to depart.
  7. To cause to return; to recall.
  8. To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.
    to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree
  9. To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction to normal.
  10. To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.
  11. To place a set of points in the reverse position
  12. to move from the normal position to the reverse position
  13. To overthrow; to subvert.


  1. Opposite, contrary; going in the opposite direction.
    We ate the meal in reverse order, starting with dessert and ending with the starter.
    The mirror showed us a reverse view of the scene.
  2. Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.
    He selected reverse gear.
  3. to be in the non-default position; to be set for the lesser-used route.
  4. Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.
  5. Reversed.
    a reverse shell


  1. In a reverse way or direction; upside-down.

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