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reverse the charges

(phone call) call collect
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Translations
يَعْكِس التَّكاليف
hovor na účet volaného
lade modtageren betale
R beszélgetést folytat
hringja kollekt
ödemeli aramak

reverse

(rəˈvəːs) verb
1. to move backwards or in the opposite direction to normal. He reversed (the car) into the garage; He reversed the film through the projector.
2. to put into the opposite position, state, order etc. This jacket can be reversed (= worn inside out).
3. to change (a decision, policy etc) to the exact opposite. The man was found guilty, but the judges in the appeal court reversed the decision.
noun
1. (also adjective) (the) opposite. `Are you hungry?' `Quite the reverse – I've eaten far too much!'; I take the reverse point of view.
2. a defeat; a piece of bad luck.
3. (a mechanism eg one of the gears of a car etc which makes something move in) a backwards direction or a direction opposite to normal. He put the car into reverse; (also adjective) a reverse gear.
4. (also adjective) (of) the back of a coin, medal etc. the reverse (side) of a coin.
reˈversal noun
a reversal of his previous decision.
reˈversed adjective
in the opposite state, position, order etc. Once he worked for me. Now our positions are reversed and I work for him.
reˈversible adjective
1. able to be reversed.
2. (of clothes) able to be worn with either side out. Is that raincoat reversible?
reverse the charges to make a telephone call (a reverse-charge call)
which is paid for by the person who receives it instead of by the caller.
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References in periodicals archive ?
I registered my complaint with Mashreq bank, but although they removed the "Pay Protect" plan, they refused to reverse the charges. Please help.
The authority will reverse the charges if these firms comply by July-end.
Lacson agreed that there was an apparent cover-up, pointing out that Orceo went beyond his authority to review the petition filed by Marcos and reverse the charges against him.
It was too late to reverse the charges on my credit card for the original contract, but the bank canceled that card and issued a new one.
So if any of you are professional punters, hand back the paper to whoever you borrowed it from and give me a ring you can reverse the charges if strapped for cash.
"If a customer at fault asks a bank to reverse the charges, the bank will never reverse it.