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Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɜːrs; rɪˈvɜːs/

Translation of reverse in Spanish:


  • 1 countable/numerable (of picture, paper) reverso (masculine), dorso (masculine); (of cloth, garment) revés (masculine); (of coin) reverso (masculine) endorse the check on the reverse endose el cheque al dorso
    Example sentences
    • The mats will show happy, smiling faces of young people on one side, but the reverse will reveal the scars, both mental and physical, that accidents can cause.
    • A completed entry form, available from the Arts Officer in eligible counties, must be attached to the reverse of a 10 x 8 photograph.
    • Characteristic multicellular, branched hairs were observed on the reverse of the tepals and upon the pedicellate ovary of all species.
    Example sentences
    • There were eight different denominations, with Metcalfe's design of an animal on the reverse of each coin.
    • The reverse of the friendship medals, much like today's nickels, had a portrait of Thomas Jefferson.
    • The reverse of each coin has an individual design representing the country from which the coin originates.
  • 2 2.1 (opposite) the reverse are you upset? — quite the reverse ¿estás disgustada? — no, al contrario or no, todo lo contrario the results are the reverse of what I expected los resultados son todo lo contrario de lo que esperaba 2.2 (reverse order) in reverse a la inversa, al revés
  • 3 3.1reverse (gear) (no article/sin artículo) marcha (feminine) atrás, reversa (feminine) (Colombia) (Mexico/México) to engage reverse (gear) meter (la) marcha atrás, meter reversa (Colombia) (Mexico/México) he came around the corner in reverse (gear) dobló la esquina dando marcha atrás or (Colombia) (Mexico/México) en reversa 3.2 countable/numerable (movement) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] to do a reverse dar* marcha atrás, dar* (una) reversa (Colombia) (Mexico/México)
  • 4 c and u (setback) [formal] revés (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Both sides began the campaign with high hopes, with the Villagers in particular suffering a terrible reverse in fortunes having just missed out on promotion when finishing third last year.
    • That was the message from coach Richard Agar after York City Knights fell to their third defeat in a row on Sunday, the first time they have suffered a triple reverse since April last year.
    • There was not an awful lot wrong with the performance and while getting beat is never welcomed you can normally suffer a reverse more easily if you known you've played well.
  • 5 countable/numerable [Sport/Deporte] (in US football) reversible (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The team tries to throw the ball to him deep, but offensive coordinator Jack Reilly also likes to get Ismail the ball on reverses, hitches and screen passes so he can use his speed.
    • In the second quarter, he ran a reverse 10 yards to the goal line that set up a one-yard TD pass on the next play.
    • The team will give Johnson the ball on reverses, and it will use him at flanker and split end and in the slot.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (transpose) [roles/functions/positions] invertir* to reverse the charges (British English/inglés británico) [Telecom] llamar a cobro revertido or (Chile) (Mexico/México) por cobrar 1.2 (invert) [order/process] invertir*
  • 2 (undo, negate) [policy] cambiar radicalmente; [trend] invertir* el sentido de; [verdict/decision/ruling] revocar*
  • 3 (move backward) [vehicle] she reversed her car around the corner/into the garage dobló la esquina/entró en el garaje dando marcha atrás or (Colombia) (Mexico/México) en reversa

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [vehicle/driver] dar* marcha atrás, meter reversa (Colombia) (Mexico/México)
  • 2 2.1 [roles/positions/functions] invertirse* 2.2 [order/process] invertirse*


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (back) the reverse side o face (of coin) el reverso the reverse side (of cloth) el revés (of paper) el reverso, el dorso 1.2 (backward, opposite) [movement/direction/trend] contrario, inverso in reverse order en orden inverso reverse thrust empuje (masculine) inverso

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