VERB + REVERSE do If you tell children to do something, they will often do the exact reverse.
PREP. on the ~ (= on the opposite side) The coin has a date on one side and the emperor's head on the reverse.
VERB + REVERSE put sth in/into, throw sth into I put the car in reverse.
REVERSE + NOUN gear
ADJ. major, serious
VERB + REVERSE experience, have, meet with, suffer Their forces have suffered serious reverses in recent months.
1 move backwards
ADV. carefully She carefully reversed the lorry up the narrow driveway. | slowly | in, out
PREP. into The car reversed into a hedge. | out of He reversed slowly out of the garage.
2 change sth to the opposite
ADV. dramatically, radically | completely, exactly, totally The decline in this industry has now been completely reversed. | almost | partially, partly | simply To solve the puzzle, simply reverse the order of the numbers. | quickly, rapidly | suddenly
VERB + REVERSE seek to, try to | fail to