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01. I didn't realize the car was in [reverse], and I accidentally backed into the wall.
02. Korea's strong economic growth this past year has been a welcome [reversal] of the downward trend of the past few years.
03. In sentences using the passive voice, the normal word order is [reversed], and the sentence starts with the object instead of the subject.
04. The seasons are [reversed] in the southern half of the Earth.
05. If you try to get someone to do something by forcing them, it generally has the [reverse] effect, and actually makes it less likely that they will do what you want.
06. Someone told me that if you play that record in [reverse], you can hear a secret message.
07. There is a Japanese proverb which notes that the [reverse] side also has a [reverse] side.
08. G. C. Lichtenberg once remarked, "God created man in His own image, says the Bible - philosophers [reverse] the process; they create God in theirs."
09. The politician completely [reversed] his stance on the tax once he was elected to office.
10. Medical science alone cannot [reverse] years of poor lifestyle choices.
11. While the lung damage that smoking causes is not [reversible], quitting smoking prevents more lung damage from occurring.
12. Environmental groups in Honduras are fighting to [reverse] the damage done to forests, plants and animals in that country.
13. If yaks, the beast of burden in the Himalayas, travel below 7,000 feet, they get [reverse] altitude sickness, and may actually die.
14. We need to devise a new advertising strategy to [reverse] our downward trend in sales.
15. After two years following [reversion] to China, the economy of Macau remains one of the most open in the world.
16. Her decision to leave her job is [irreversible] now. She just went up to the boss and told him off.
17. If the breathing process is interrupted, humans generally suffer [irreversible] brain damage after about three or four minutes without air.

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  • Reverse — Re*verse , a. [OE. revers, OF. revers, L. reversus, p. p. of revertere. See {Revert}.] 1. Turned backward; having a contrary or opposite direction; hence; opposite or contrary in kind; as, the reverse order or method. A vice reverse unto this.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reverse — Re*verse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reversed} (r[ e]*v[ e]rst );p. pr. & vb. n. {Reversing}.] [See {Reverse}, a., and cf. {Revert}.] 1. To turn back; to cause to face in a contrary direction; to cause to depart. [1913 Webster] And that old dame said… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • reverse — [ri vʉrs′] adj. [ME revers < OFr < L reversus, pp. of revertere: see REVERT] 1. a) turned backward; opposite or contrary, as in position, direction, order, etc. b) with the back showing or in view 2. reversing the usual effect so as to show …   English World dictionary

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  • Reverse — Re*verse , v. i. 1. To return; to revert. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To become or be reversed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English