reverse (one's) field

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reverse (one's) field

1. To stop and begin moving in the opposite direction. Said especially of athletes on the field during gameplay. The quarterback tried reversing his field to evade the defensive linesmen, but he wasn't quick enough and ended up getting sacked in the end zone. As soon as we saw the family of bears, we quietly and hastily reversed field.
2. To suddenly hold or profess a position or opinion that runs contrary or opposite to one held previously. The senator seemed to reverse field the following day, stating that he would never condone police violence against any citizen. The city's legal team spent months convincing the judge to reverse her field and allow the case to proceed.
See also: field, reverse

reverse (one's) field

To turn and proceed in the opposite direction.
See also: field, reverse
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He then reversed his field and swept all the way around the left untouched, darting into the end zone just inside the pylon.
Vaz also hooked up with Micah Hatfield on a 15-yard scoring pass, and Malcolm Agnew ran in the end zone from a yard out, a score set up by three completions by Mannion for 52 yards and a 17-yard run by Brandin Cooks where he reversed his field on a reverse and reached the 1-yard line.
He then reversed his field, cut the other way and sprinted down the left sideline 57 yards for his first TD and the first points of a 20-point quarter.