Translation of "reverse" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /rɪˈvɜːs/ us /rɪˈvɝːs/

reverse verb (CHANGE TO OPPOSITE)

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

The new manager hoped to reverse the decline in the company's fortunes. 新經理希望能夠扭轉公司江河日下的狀況。
Now that you have a job and I don't, our situations are reversed. 你找到了工作,我倒沒有工作了,我們的情況正好相反。
The Court of Appeal reversed the earlier judgment. 上訴法院推翻了先前的判決。

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reverse verb (PHONE)

reverse the charges US also call collect

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



uk /rɪˈvɜːs/ us /rɪˈvɝːs/
the reverse

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C2 the opposite of what has been suggested

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.

The coin has a royal coat of arms on the reverse. 一英鎊硬幣的背面有王室盾徽的圖案。
in reverse (order)

C1 in the opposite order or way

To stop the engine, you repeat the same procedures, but in reverse (order). 要想關掉引擎,你得按相反順序重複同樣的步驟。

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

To go backwards, you must put the car in/into reverse (gear). 要想倒車,你得掛倒車檔。

[ C ] formal a defeat or failure

They suffered a serious military/political reverse. 他們遭受了一次重大的軍事/政治失敗。


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