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go into reverse
To move backwards or in the opposite direction. I just worry that our store's sales will go into reverse once everyone reads that terrible review in the paper.
put (something) into reverse
To cause someone or something to move backwards in the opposite direction. I just worry that that terrible review in the paper will put our store's sales into reverse.
Backwards; in or facing the opposite direction; in the opposite order or position. Can be used as either an adjective or an adverb. Stop putting my books in reverse when you're cleaning! They're supposed to go A to Z, not Z to A! I think his password is just his birthday in reverse. Did you know that your shirt is in reverse? Your tag is sticking out at the back.
the reverse of the medal
The opposite, contrary, or differing point of view about or aspect of something. Freelance writers have much greater flexibility in their schedule, as well as in the content they create; the reverse of the medal, of course, is that they rarely have anything resembling job security.
the reverse of the medal (or shield)the opposite view of a matter.
go/put something into reˈversestart to happen or make something happen in the opposite way: In the 1980s economic growth went into reverse.
in reˈversein the opposite order or way; backwards: The secret number is my phone number in reverse. ♢ We did a similar trip to you, but in reverse.
tv. to wretch as a prelude to vomiting; to vomit the stomach contents. Beavis is reversing gears and might be going to vomit. You never know with Beavis.
reverse (one's) field
To turn and proceed in the opposite direction.