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.
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reverse (one's) field

To turn and proceed in the opposite direction.
See also: field, reverse
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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At this point Dunn reverses his field. Instead of moving from the history of political theory to its relevance for recurring problems, he directly confronts several contemporary problems in the more distant light of past theoretical work.
He runs the Vee route the same as before, but upon arriving at the same point of origin as he left (directly in front of his offensive tackle at a depth of five to six yards), he stops, reverses his field with a half turn, and then runs parallel to the LOS.