ADJ. complete, total | dramatic, sudden | apparent | policy | role Some people looking after elderly parents have trouble with the role reversal involved.
VERB + REVERSAL amount to, mark, represent This represents an apparent reversal of previous US policy. | bring about, lead to, result in
PREP. ~ in the dramatic reversal in population decline | ~ of a reversal of current trends
PHRASES a reversal of fortunes Industrial unrest and cheaper imports played their part in the company's reversal of fortunes.