Translation of "reverse" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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reverseverb

uk /rɪˈvɜːs/ us /rɪˈvɝːs/

reverse verb (CHANGE TO OPPOSITE)

C1 [ T ] to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite

(使)反向;(使)倒转;彻底改变;推翻
The new manager hoped to reverse the decline in the company's fortunes. 新经理希望能够扭转公司江河日下的状况。
Now that you have a job and I don't, our situations are reversed. 你找到了工作,我倒没有工作了,我们的情况正好掉了个儿。
The Court of Appeal reversed the earlier judgment. 上诉法院推翻了先前的判决。

More examples

  • There is pressure on the council to reverse its decision.
  • He reversed into a lamppost and damaged the back of the car.
  • They claim the product can reverse the signs of ageing.
  • To complete the test he had to reverse the vehicle into a parking space.
  • The court's ruling reverses the original judgment.

reverse verb (PHONE)

reverse the charges US also call collect

to make a phone call that is paid for by the person receiving it

打对方付费电话;使受话方付款

reversenoun

uk /rɪˈvɜːs/ us /rɪˈvɝːs/
the reverse

More examples

  • Convention dictates that it is the man who asks the woman to marry him and not the reverse.
  • "So is he happier?" "Quite the reverse. I've never seen him more miserable."
  • It's a strange situation - it's the reverse of what you'd expect.
  • I thought that she'd be happier once he was home but in fact the reverse is true.
  • Andrew tends to look after the kids while Marie does the housework which is the reverse of this household.

C2 the opposite of what has been suggested

相反的情况(或事物);对立面
You might think that people who don't worry about their diet are fatter and more unhealthy; in fact, the reverse is true.
Whatever official news broadcasts claimed, he believed the reverse.

the back of a coin, medal, etc.

(硬币、奖章等的)反面,背面
The coin has a royal coat of arms on the reverse. 1英镑硬币的背面有王室盾徽的图案。
in reverse (order)

C1 in the opposite order or way

向相反方向;倒;逆
To stop the engine, you repeat the same procedures, but in reverse (order). 要想关掉发动机,你得按相反顺序重复同样的步骤。

C2 [ U ] also reverse gear the method of controlling a vehicle that makes it go backwards

倒车挡
To go backwards, you must put the car in/into reverse (gear). 要想倒车,你得挂倒车挡。

[ C ] formal a defeat or failure

失败;挫折
They suffered a serious military/political reverse. 他们遭受了一次重大的军事/政治失败。

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(Translation of “reverse” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)