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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
reverse /ri'və:s/
  • tính từ
    • đảo, nghịch, ngược lại, trái lại
      • in the reverse direction: ngược chiều
      • the reverse side: mặt trái
      • reverse current: dòng nước ngược
  • danh từ
    • (the reverse) điều trái ngược
      • it is quite the reverse: hoàn toàn ngược lại
    • bề trái, mặt trái (của đồng tiền, tờ giấy, huân chương...)
    • sự chạy lùi (ô tô)
      • on the reverse: đang chạy lùi
    • sự thất bại; vận rủi, vận bĩ
      • to suffer a reverse: bị thất bại
    • miếng đánh trái
    • (kỹ thuật) sự đổi chiều
    • ngoại động từ
      • đảo ngược, lộn ngược, lộn (cái áo) lại
        • to arms: mang súng dốc ngược
      • đảo lộn (thứ tự)
      • cho chạy lùi
        • to reverse the engine: cho máy chạy lùi
      • thay đổi hoàn toàn (chính sách, lệnh, quyết định, ý kiến...)
      • (pháp lý) huỷ bỏ, thủ tiêu (bản án...)
      • nội động từ
        • đi ngược chiều
        • xoay tròn ngược chiều (người nhảy điệu vănơ)
        • chạy lùi (ô tô)
        • đổi chiều (máy)
      Concise Dictionary
      reverses|reversed|reversingrɪ'vɜrs /-'vɜːs
      +a relation of direct opposition
      +the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
      +an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
      +the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design
      +(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
      +turning in the opposite direction
      +change to the contrary
      +turn inside out or upside down
      +rule against
      +annul by recalling or rescinding
      +directed or moving toward the rear
      +reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
      +of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle

      Thesaurus Dictionary
      1 opposite, contrary, inverse, converse; inverted, upside down, mirror, reversed, backward:
      Now try turning the wheel in the reverse direction. What appears on the retina is a reverse image, which the brain inverts.
      2 invert, overturn, turn upside down, turn topsy-turvy, turn over, up-end; exchange, change, interchange, transpose:
      Using your finger to keep the mercury from running out, reverse the tube in the dish of mercury. Perhaps the car will start if you reverse the leads to the battery
      3 overturn, overthrow, upset, set aside, quash, override, annul, nullify, vacate, abandon, revoke, negate, veto, declare null and void, disaffirm, invalidate, cancel, repeal, rescind, overrule, countermand, undo:
      The superior tribunal reversed the decision of the lower-court judge
      4 alter, change, modify; renounce, recant, take back:
      Reverse the polarity of the wiring. I reversed my opinion after hearing her sing
      5 back up, move or go backwards or US also backward, backtrack, Nautical make sternway:
      You will be in the right spot if you reverse a yard or two.
      6 opposite, contrary, converse, antithesis:
      Whatever she tells you, I suggest you do the reverse.
      7 back, rear, wrong side, verso, underside; flip side, B-side; tail side:
      Read what it says on the reverse.
      8 set-back, disappointment, misfortune, reversal, mishap, misadventure, trouble, problem, difficulty, vicissitude, adversity, defeat; disaster, catastrophe, débacle, rout, Colloq washout:
      We suffered a temporary reverse or two in business, but we're all right now. United suffered a humiliating reverse against Wanderers in the cup last week.
      Advanced English Dictionary
      verb, noun, adjective
      + verb
      change to opposite
      1 [VN] to change sth completely so that it is the opposite of what it was before: to reverse a procedure / process / trend + The government has failed to reverse the economic decline. + It is sometimes possible to arrest or reverse the disease.
      2 [VN] to change a previous decision, law, etc. to the opposite one: The Court of Appeal reversed the decision. + The policy is likely to be reversed if there is a change of government. + to reverse a judgement
      3 [VN] to turn sth the opposite way around or change the order of sth around: Writing is reversed in a mirror. + You should reverse the order of these pages.
      exchange two things
      4 [VN] to exchange the positions or functions of two things: It felt as if we had reversed our roles of parent and child. + She used to work for me, but our situations are now reversed.
      5 [VN] ~ yourself (on sth) (AmE) to admit you were wrong or to stop having a particular position in an argument: He has reversed himself on a dozen issues.
      6 (especially BrE) when a vehicle or its driver reverses or the driver reverses a vehicle, the vehicle goes backwards: [VN] Now reverse the car. + [V] He reversed around the corner. + She reversed into a parking space. + Caution! This truck is reversing.
      Compare: BACK v.
      telephone call
      7 [VN] ~ (the) charges (BrE) to make a telephone call that will be paid for by the person you are calling, not by you: a reverse charges call
      See also - COLLECT adj.
      + noun
      1 (the reverse) [sing.] the opposite of what has just been mentioned: This problem is the reverse of the previous one. + Although I expected to enjoy living in the country, in fact the reverse is true. + In the south, the reverse applies. + It wasn't easy to persuade her to come-quite the reverse.
      2 (the reverse) [sing.] the back of a coin, piece of material, piece of paper, etc: The coin has the queen's head stamped on the reverse.
      in vehicle
      3 (also reverse gear) [U] the mechanism used to make a vehicle move backwards: Put the car in / into reverse.
      loss / defeat
      4 [C] (formal) a loss or defeat; a change from success to failure: Property values have suffered another reverse. + a damaging political reverse
      Idioms: in reverse in the opposite order or way
      Synonym: BACKWARDS
      The secret number is my phone number in reverse. + We did a similar trip to you, but in reverse.
      go / put sth into reverse to start to happen or to make sth happen in the opposite way: In the 1980s economic growth went into reverse. + Various problems have put the company's expansion plans into reverse.
      + adjective [only before noun]
      1 opposite to what has been mentioned: to travel in the reverse direction + The winners were announced in reverse order (= the person in the lowest place was announced first). + The experiment had the reverse effect to what was intended.
      2 opposite to the front: Iron the garment on the reverse side.
      Collocation Dictionary

      1 opposite




      If you tell children to do something, they will often do the exact reverse.


      on the ~
      (= on the opposite side)The coin has a date on one side and the emperor's head on the reverse.

      2 gear


      put sth in/into, throw sth into
      I put the car in reverse.



      3 problem


      major, serious


      experience, have, meet with, suffer
      Their forces have suffered serious reverses in recent months.


      1 move backwards


      She carefullyreversed the lorry up the narrowdriveway.
      | slowly | in, out


      The car reversed into ahedge.
      | out of
      He reversed slowlyout of the garage.

      2 change sth to the opposite


      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


      seek to, try to | fail to

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