So why is it so unusual—and readily criticized--for the reverse to occur; for men to embrace womenswear?
Scripts were scotch-taped to the reverse side of the curtains; jokes were fiddled with or created on the spot.
It seems like I offered a gift to others, but the reverse is true—I get these gifts coming back to me.
He also blasted the 2008 bailout only to reverse his position within days.
How tiresome a reverse fashion show the movie provided in rags, carbuncles, gimpy legs, and bad teeth?
Most people will be very positive that just the reverse is the case.
You will soon learn how to move it forward, reverse it, and adorn the back.
The reverse is the fact: the two Cockatoos are in opposite phratries.
The English have tried to reverse the rule, which has become a fixed habit.
His quick order threw the propellers into reverse and then full speed astern.
c.1300, from Old French revers "reverse, cross, opposite" (13c.), from Latin reversus, past participle of revertere "turn back, turn about, come back, return" (see revert). Reverse angle in film-making is from 1934. Reverse discrimination is attested from 1962, American English.
mid-14c., "opposite or contrary" (of something), from reverse (adj.) or from Old French Related: revers "the opposite, reverse." Meaning "a defeat, a change of fortune" is from 1520s; meaning "back side of a coin" is from 1620s. Of gear-shifts in motor cars, from 1875. As a type of sports play (originally rugby) it is recorded from 1921.
early 14c. (transitive), "change, alter;" early 15c. (intransitive), "go backward," from Old French reverser "reverse, turn around; roll, turn up" (12c.), from Late Latin reversare "turn about, turn back," frequentative of Latin revertere (see revert). Related: Reversed; reversing.