reverse noun

1 opposite

ADJ. exact

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.

2 gear

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


3 problem

ADJ. major, serious

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