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reverse gears

To quickly and often abruptly reverse or retreat from one's position or opinion on a given subject. Refers to shifting into reverse on car or other motor vehicle. The administration is reversing gears on its controversial tax policy, which has come as a surprise to many. Instead of reversing gears, the company has been doubling down on what has been an unprofitable business strategy for many others around the country.
See also: gear, reverse

reverse gears

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.
See also: gear, reverse
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Both transmissions offer up to four reverse gear ratios.
Some models have a reverse gear, which is useful for backing out of tight spots; most have only one forward gear, with speed controlled by the throttle.
These toy cars vary in length from 37 to 51 inches and travel from 2.5 to 5 mph, have forward and reverse gears, and are equipped with power brakes.
The gearbox will be mechanical and will have at least 6 forward and 1 reverse gears, synchronized to the 6 front axles.
Both engine configurations produce 600 net hp in forward gears and 722 hp in reverse gears (447/538 kW).
Drivers are tested for memory and car handling skills as they pit their wits against several tests comprising cones and stop-astride lines, often only using first and reverse gears, but getting up to 30 mph in a confined area and against the clock, making effective use of the handbrake turn and using the weight of the car to navigate the twisting course.
Freda, now 79, had to master double clutching, five forward gears and five reverse gears in order to pass her test in the Austin Champ.
The Powershuttle option, which offers four forward and reverse gears is available on the B90B, The Powershift option, which offers four forward and three reverse gears, as well as a kick-down feature, is available on the B115B.
12 forward gears, 4 reverse gears. Device mounting frame front Gr.
With a twist of the wrist, the powershift smoothly shifts through four forward and reverse gears. A neutral-start switch in the electric-actuated reverse prevents accidental machine movement.