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in reverse

Definition of in reverse

  1. 1 :  in an order in which the last part is first and the first part is last :  backward <The winners were called in reverse from last place to first place.>

  2. 2 :  in a way that is opposite to what is actual or normal or to what happened earlier <Try to picture the situation in reverse, where you are the host and they are your guests.>

  3. 3 :  toward an opposite or worse state or condition <The talks between the union and the workers seem to be moving in reverse.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  opposite or contrary to a previous or normal condition

    :  having the back presented to the observer or opponent

    :  made with one's back to the basketball net

  1. :  to turn completely about in position or direction

    :  to turn upside down :  invert

    :  to cause to take an opposite point of view

  1. :  something directly contrary to something else :  opposite

    :  an act or instance of reversing

    :  defeat, setback

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the lowest point

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