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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reverse  \Re*verse"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reversed};p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Reversing}.]  [See  {Reverse},  a.,  and  cf  {Revert}.] 
  1.  To  turn  back  to  cause  to  face  in  a  contrary  direction;  to 
  cause  to  depart. 
  And  that  old  dame  said  many  an  idle  verse,  Out  of 
  her  daughter's  heart  fond  fancies  to  reverse. 
  2.  To  cause  to  return;  to  recall.  [Obs.] 
  And  to  his  fresh  remembrance  did  reverse  The  ugly 
  view  of  his  deformed  crimes.  --Spenser. 
  3.  To  change  totally;  to  alter  to  the  opposite. 
  Reverse  the  doom  of  death.  --Shak. 
  She  reversed  the  conduct  of  the  celebrated  vicar  of 
  Bray.  --Sir  W. 
  4.  To  turn  upside  down  to  invert. 
  A  pyramid  reversed  may  stand  upon  his  point  if 
  balanced  by  admirable  skill.  --Sir  W. 
  5.  Hence  to  overthrow;  to  subvert. 
  These  can  divide,  and  these  reverse,  the  state. 
  Custom  .  .  .  reverses  even  the  distinctions  of  good 
  and  evil.  --Rogers. 
  6.  (Law)  To  overthrow  by  a  contrary  decision;  to  make  void; 
  to  under  or  annual  for  error;  as  to  reverse  a  judgment, 
  sentence,  or  decree. 
  {Reverse  arms}  (Mil.),  a  position  of  a  soldier  in  which  the 
  piece  passes  between  the  right  elbow  and  the  body  at  an 
  angle  of  45[deg],  and  is  held  as  in  the  illustration. 
  {To  reverse  an  engine}  or  {a  machine},  to  cause  it  to  perform 
  its  revolutions  or  action  in  the  opposite  direction. 
  Syn:  To  overturn;  overset;  invert;  overthrow;  subvert; 
  repeal;  annul;  revoke;  undo. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reversing  \Re*vers"ing\,  a. 
  Serving  to  effect  reversal,  as  of  motion;  capable  of  being 
  {Reversing  engine},  a  steam  engine  having  a  reversing  gear  by 
  means  of  which  it  can  be  made  to  run  in  either  direction 
  at  will 
  {Reversing  gear}  (Mach.),  gear  for  reversing  the  direction  of 
  rotation  at  will 

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