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the car reversed into a lamp post

in reverse British & World English

(Of a motor vehicle) in reverse gear so as to travel backwards

reverse arms British & World English

Hold a rifle with the butt upwards, typically as a drill movement at a military or state funeral

reverse gear British & World English

A gear used to make a vehicle or piece of machinery move or work backwards

reverse split British & World English

Reduction in the number of a company’s traded shares that results in an increase in the par value or earnings per share

reverse-charge British & World English

Denoting a telephone call paid for by the recipient

reverse osmosis British & World English

A process by which a solvent passes through a porous membrane in the direction opposite to that for natural osmosis when subjected to a hydrostatic pressure greater than the osmotic pressure

reverse mortgage British & World English

A financial agreement in which a homeowner relinquishes equity in their home in exchange for regular payments, typically to supplement retirement income

reverse takeover British & World English

A takeover of a public company by a smaller company

reverse discrimination British & World English

Another term for positive discrimination.

reverse engineering British & World English

The reproduction of another manufacturer’s product following detailed examination of its construction or composition

reverse transcription British & World English

The reverse of normal transcription, occurring in some RNA viruses, in which a sequence of nucleotides is copied from an RNA template during the synthesis of a molecule of DNA

reverse the charges British & World English

Make the recipient of a telephone call responsible for payment

in reverse in reverse British & World English

(Of a motor vehicle) in reverse gear so as to travel backwards

the reverse in reverse British & World English

The opposite to that previously stated

in or into reverse in reverse British & World English

(Of a motor vehicle) in reverse gear so as to travel backwards

reverse arms in reverse British & World English

Hold a rifle with the butt upwards, typically as a drill movement at a military or state funeral

transcriptase British & World English

An enzyme which catalyses the formation of RNA from a DNA template during transcription, or (reverse transcriptase) the formation of DNA from an RNA template in reverse transcription

Polish notation British & World English

A system of formula notation without brackets or special punctuation, frequently used to represent the order in which arithmetical operations are performed in many computers and calculators. In the usual form (reverse Polish notation), operators follow rather than precede their operands

reverse transcriptase in transcriptase British & World English

An enzyme which catalyses the formation of RNA from a DNA template during transcription, or (reverse transcriptase) the formation of DNA from an RNA template in reverse transcription

reverse the charges in reverse British & World English

Make the recipient of a telephone call responsible for payment

reverse Polish notation in Polish notation British & World English

A system of formula notation without brackets or special punctuation, frequently used to represent the order in which arithmetical operations are performed in many computers and calculators. In the usual form (reverse Polish notation), operators follow rather than precede their operands