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reverse

verb [I/T]  us   /rɪˈvɜrs/
to cause something to go in the opposite direction, order, or position: [T] The group is trying to reverse the trend toward developing the wetlands.
reverse
adjective [not gradable]  us   /rɪˈvɜrs/
Repeat the steps in reverse order to shut the system off.

reverse

noun [C/U]  us   /rɪˈvɜrs/
the opposite direction, order, or position: [U] A car came down the street in reverse. A reverse is also a defeat or failure: [C] He suffered a series of financial reverses in the 1980s.
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