An informal name for a reverse repurchase agreement. American Banker Glossary

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I. reverse re‧verse 1 [rɪˈvɜːs ǁ -ɜːrs] verb [transitive]
1. to change something such as a decision, judgement, or process so that it is the opposite of what it was before:

• Will the government reverse its decision to lower oil prices?

• The California Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that blocked a resort hotel from being built.

• The company had been struggling to reverse huge losses.

2. reverse direction/​course to develop or do something in the opposite way to before:

• Bond prices abruptly reversed direction and fell.

• The President reversed course and cut a deal with Congress.

3. reverse the charges to make a telephone call which is paid for by the person you are telephoning; = call collect AmE
  [m0] II. reverse reverse 2 noun
1. the reverse the exact opposite of something:

• U.S. law on this matter is virtually the reverse of British law.

2. [countable] formal a defeat or problem that delays your plans:

• Losing the Senate vote was a serious reverse for the President.

  [m0] III. reverse reverse 3 adjective [only before a noun]
used to describe something that is the opposite of something else:

• Last year, we had a lot of supply and not much demand. But this year we had the reverse situation.

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reverse UK US /rɪˈvɜːs/ verb
[T] to change a decision, plan, etc. so that it becomes the opposite of what it was before: »

Management have reversed their decision on the matter.

[I or T] to stop things happening, or to stop happening, in a particular way: reverse a process/trend »

We have to do something to reverse the trend of people moving away to seek work.


The struggling retailer has slashed prices in an attempt to reverse the decline in sales.


The trend is expected to reverse next year.

[T] to start to behave or to do things in a way that is the opposite of what happened before: »

The upward trend in prices may soon reverse course.


Customer feedback forced them to reverse direction.

[T] LAW to change a legal decision in a court of law: »

The court of appeal reversed the verdict in June.

reverse (the) charges — Cf. reverse the charges
reverse UK US /rɪˈvɜːs/ noun [C]
FORMAL a problem or failure that makes it more difficult for a person or organization to be successful: »

The company suffered a reverse on the trading market.

(also the reverse) the opposite of something: »

The director assured us the company was doing well, but it turned out that the reverse was true.

the reverse of sth »

Her approach to marketing is the reverse of what we have done so far.

the other side of a piece of paper, etc.: »

Write your account details on the reverse of the cheque.

be in reverse/go into reverse — Cf. be in reverse/go into reverse
reverse UK US /rɪˈvɜːs/ adjective [before noun]
the opposite of what has just been mentioned: »

Although intended to reassure shareholders, this strategy clearly had the reverse effect.

going in the opposite direction from what usually happens or what has happened before : »

We reviewed all the figures in reverse chronological order.

used to describe the other side of a piece of paper, etc.: »

She made a note on the reverse side of the last page.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Reverse — Re*verse , v. i. 1. To return; to revert. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To become or be reversed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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