Reverse Dictionary: RET – RG


RETAIL, RETAILER – NOUNS, PERSON
– BREAKER a retailer; one who sells goods in small quantities …Bk1911 Sc.
– TAPPER a retailer …1478-9 Sc. obs.
– TAPSTER one who sells by retail or in small quantities …1402 obs.
 
RETAIL etc. – VERBS
– BREAK to sell by retail …Bk1911 Sc.
– TAP to retail any commodity …1478-9 Sc. obs.
 
RETAIN – VERBS
– BEHOLD to hold by, to keep hold of, to retain …a1000 obs.
 
RETALIATE, RETALIATION – ADJECTIVES
– TALIONIC pert. to revenge in kind or retaliation …1886
 
RETALIATE etc. – NOUNS
– QUITS reprisal, retaliation …1865 rare
– TALIATION a return of like for like; retaliation …1591 obs.
 
RETALIATE etc. – verbs
– BREED A BLACK EYE to stir up trouble (for oneself); to act so as to provoke retaliation …1967 Amer. dial.
– BREED A SCAB to stir up trouble (for oneself); to act so as to provoke retaliation …1941 Amer. dial.
– BREED A SCAB ON ONE’S NOSE to stir up trouble (for oneself); to act so as to provoke retaliation …1942 Amer. dial.
– COUP THE TABLES to turn the tables, to give tit for tat …1896 Sc. 
– GIVE LILL FOR LOLL to retaliate …c1425 obs.
– SERVE THE SAME SAUCE to retaliate in kind; to treat in the same fashion; to give as good as you take …1817
– SET UP ONE’S JAY-FEATHERS to be provoked into retaliation in kind …1825 Sc.
 
RETARD, RETARDATION, RETARDING – ADJECTIVES
– TAIGLESOME time-consuming, retarding, delaying …1825 Sc.
– TARDATIVE tending to slacken speed, retarding, delaying …1665-6 obs.
 
RETARD etc. – NOUNS
– SKID a retarding influence or agency …1841
– TARDATION the act of delaying, delay, postponement; slackening of speed, retardation, hindering …1500-20 obs.
– TARDIDATION the act of delaying, delay, postponement; a hindering, retarding …1647 obs. rare
 
RETARD etc. – VERBS
– BACK to keep down or under; to retard …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BACKEN to put, keep, or throw back; to delay, to retard in progress …1649 rare
– BACKWARD to put or keep back; to delay, to retard …1594 obs.
– BESLOW to retard …1645 obs.
– GELE to delay, to retard; to tarry, to linger …a900 obs. rare
– TAIGLE to entangle, to impede, or to hinder in course or action; to keep back, to retard, to detain, to delay …1635 Sc.
– TARDE to retard, to delay …1524 obs. rare
– TARDY to make tardy; to delay, to retard, to keep back …1611 obs.
– TARRY to delay, to retard, to defer, to put off a thing or action; to protract, to prolong …c1320 obs.
– TEAGLE to entangle, to impede, or to hinder in course or action; to keep back, to retard, to detain, to delay …1635 Sc.
 
RETCH, RETCHING – ADJECTIVES
– BOUK a retching, a vomiting …Bk1911 Sc.
– HEAVES a bout of retching or vomiting …20C colloq.
 
RETCH etc. – NOUNS
– KECK the noise made in the gullet by sickness; a sound between a cough and choke …1852 Eng. dial.
 
RETCH etc. – VERBS
– BOAK;  BOKE to retch; to vomit …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOCK to retch; to vomit …Bk1911 Sc.
– BOUK;  BOWK to retch, to vomit …Bk1911 Sc.
– BRAIK;  BRAKE to vomit, to retch …Bk1911 Sc.
– CAST THE GORGE to vomit violently, or make violent attempts to vomit …1614
– GAG to retch, esp. to retch noisily …20C US colloq.
– HEAVE to make an effort to vomit, to retch; to feel loathing …1601
– HEAVE THE GORGE to make an effort to vomit; to retch …1604
– HEAVE UP to vomit, to retch …1685 Eng. dial.  
– KECK to make a sound as if about to vomit; to retch; to feel an inclination to vomit …1601
– KECKEN to make a sound between a choke and a cough; to retch …Bk1901 Eng. dial.
– KECKLE to make a sound as if about to vomit; to retch; to feel an inclination to vomit …1619 Eng. dial.
– NEW YORK to retch, to vomit …1950s W. Indies sl.
– REACH to vomit, to strain in the attempt to vomit; to retch …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RID to retch, to vomit; to cough up; to expectorate …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– UIK to retch, to vomit …1929 Sc.
– URGE to retch; to strain as in vomiting …1887 Eng. dial.
– YAWK to hawk, to clear the throat; to retch in vomiting …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– YECK to cough; to hiccup; to retch …1766 Sc.
– YEKE to cough; to hiccup; to retch …1766 Eng. dial.
– YOKE to cough; to hiccup; to retch …1766 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 
RETENTIVENESS – NOUNS
– FASTNESS capacity for gripping tightly or retaining; tenacity, retentiveness …1552 obs.
 
RETHINK – VERBS
– CAFFLE to change one’s mind; to go back from a promise or bargain; to decline a contest …1876 Eng. dial.
 
RETICENT – ADJECTIVES
– BACKWARD IN COMING FORWARD reluctant, shy to do something; reticent …colloq.
– CAGEY;  CAGY wary, cautious, crafty, cunning, reticent, non-committal …1893 US colloq.
– CLOSE-LIPPED reticent, discreet
– CLOSE-MOUTHED reticent, discreet
– DARK of a person: secret; silent as to any matter; reticent; that conceals his thoughts …1675
– MEAL-MOUTHED afraid to speak out; soft-tongued, plausible …1821 Sc.
– MEALY-MOUTHED reticent, reserved, afraid to speak out; plausible, smooth-tongued, hypocritical …1836 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIM prim, demure; affectedly modest or shy; prudish; primly silent or reticent …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIM-MOUTHED affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken …1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MIM-SPOKEN affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken …1896 Sc.
 
RETICENT – NOUNS, PERSON
– MANGINA a reticent, reserved man …2000s US college sl.
– OYSTER a close-mouthed person; one who talks little …1888 Amer. sl.
– SEALED OYSTER a close-mouthed person …L19 US sl.
 
RETICULE – NOUNS
– RIDICULE a reticule; a bag in which women carry gloves, handkerchiefs, etc. …1843 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 
RETINUE – NOUNS
– MENYIE a retinue, a train of followers, a suite; a company of followers, a procession …1721 Sc.
– MENZIE a retinue, a train of followers, a suite; a company of followers, a procession …1721 Sc.
– SUIT a company of followers; a train, retinue …1297 arch. or Eng. dial.
– SUITE a train of followers, attendants, or servants; a retinue …1673
– TAIL an entourage or retinue of a highland chief and his henchmen …1814 Sc.
– TO-DRAUGHT a following, train, retinue …a1300 obs. rare
 
RETINUE – NOUNS, PERSON
– SUITOR one of a retinue or suite; hence, an adherent, a follower …c1380 obs.
 
RETIRE, RETIRED, RETIREMENT – ADJECTIVES
– DEAVELY lonely, solitary, unfrequented, retired, remote …1677 Eng. dial.  
– ENTIRE independent; retired from business …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– ONERLY lonely, retired …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OUT TO GRASS retired …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– UMBRATIC confined to the shade or to retirement; retired, secluded …1839 rare
– UMBRATICAL remaining in retirement or seclusion …1636 obs.
– UMBRATILE carried on in retirement or seclusion; not public or practical …1640
 
RETIRE etc. – NOUNS
– JERICHO a place of retirement or concealment, or a place far distant and out of the way; a secluded place …1635
 
RETIRE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– SNOWBIRD a retired person, who moves to a warmer climate during the winter months …US colloq.
– UMBRATILE one who spends their time in retirement or seclusion …1888
– VACANT one who has held office but is for the time being unemployed or in retirement …1602 obs. rare
 
RETIRE etc. – PHRASES
– DOING A DAME NELLIE said of anybody who keeps retiring then returning …20C Aust. sl. Best
 
RETIRE etc. – VERBS
– BOWLER-HAT to retire someone compulsorily, esp. demobilizing an officer …1953 Brit. sl.
– DEN UP to retire; to hibernate …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– DO A MELBA to continually return from retirement; to make frequent comebacks …1971 Aust. sl.
– DUCK to retire; to leave; to flee; to disappear …Bk1914 criminals’ sl.
– FILL ONE’S PIPE to be able to retire from work …c1810 colloq.
– GO TO GRASS to give up one’s work or duties; to retire …1807
– HANG UP to quit work; to retire; to die …1845 Amer. dial.
– HANG UP ONE’S BOOTS to quit work; to retire; to die …1975 Amer. sl.
– HANG UP ONE’S FIDDLE to quit work; to retire; to die …1830 Amer. dial.
– HANG UP ONE’S HARNESS to quit work; to retire; to die …1942 Amer. sl.
– HANG UP ONE’S HAT to quit work; to retire; to die …1942 Amer. sl.
– HANG UP ONE’S RACK to quit work; to retire; to die …1942 Amer. sl.
– HANG UP ONE’S ROPE to quit work; to retire; to die …1968 Amer. dial.
– HANG UP ONE’S SADDLE to quit work; to retire; to die …1968 Amer. dial.
– PACK IN to stop, to cease an activity or to function; to become useless; to give up; to retire; to die …1942 sl.
– PACK UP to retire; to stop working or trying; to die …WWI colloq.
– PULL THE PIN to resign or retire from a job …1927 US sl.
– PUT ONE’S CUE IN THE RACK to retire …1980s sl.
– PUT OUT TO GRASS to relieve a person of his or her duties; to retire a person, to make a person redundant; also, to cease using a thing …1589
– RACK UP to retire; to abandon an occupation or action …1940s sl.
– YELLOW to retire a person …1747
 
RETIRING – ADJECTIVES
– SELF-EFFACIVE modest, retiring …1883 nonce word
 
RETIRING – NOUNS, PERSON
– MOUSE a timid, quiet or retiring person …1839
– SCODGE a shy, retiring person …1910 Sc.
 
RETORT, RETORTING – ADJECTIVES (also see REJOINDER, REPARTEE)
– RETORTIVE of the nature of a retort or sharp reply …E19
– SNAPHANCE retorting sharply, snappish …1592 obs.
 
RETORT etc. – INTERJECTIONS & PHRASES
– AND THE REST? a retort to anything incomplete, or in which something is being kept back …Bk1903 colloq.
– HANG IT IN YOUR ASS! used as a derisive retort; ‘go to hell!’ …1968 Amer. sl.
– IN A PIG’S EAR used as a derisive retort expressing emphatic disbelief, rejection, or denial …1968 colloq.
– IN A PIG’S EYE used as a derisive retort expressing emphatic disbelief, rejection, or denial …1847 colloq.
– KISS MY ARSE! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement, contempt, or derision …c1554
– KISS MY ASS! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement, contempt, or derision …c1554
– KISS MY SISTER’S BLACK CAT’S ASS! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement …1969
– LAUGH THAT OFF! a sarcastic retort meaning that the listener will have to take one seriously …1910s US sl.
– MOTHER OF THAT WAS A WHISKER, THE a retort to an utterly implausible story …M19 sl.
– PUT IT WHERE THE MONKEY PUTS THE NUT to stick it up one’s anus; used as a vulgar retort …1922 Amer. sl.
– RUN IT UP YOUR ASS! a derisive retort …1973 Amer. sl.
– SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS! a derisive retort …1864 Amer. sl.
– SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASSHOLE! a derisive retort …1936 Amer. sl.
– STICK IT IN YOUR ARSE! a derisive retort …1888 Amer. sl.
– STICK IT UP YOUR ASS! a derisive retort …1926 Amer. sl.
– SUCK MY ARSE! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement …1863
– SUCK MY ASS! a derisive retort; also an expression of amazement …1863
– THAT’S ANCIENT HISTORY, TELL ME NEWS! a retort to a stale jest …1708-10 sl
– THAT’S YOUR MAMMY! used as a general insult or intentionally provocative remark, or as a retort in response to such a remark …1942 Amer. dial.
– UP YOUR ALLEY! used as a dismissive retort …1976 UK euphemism for ‘up your ass’
– YO’ MAMA! used as a general insult or intentionally provocative remark, or as a retort in response to such a remark …1971 Amer. dial.
 
RETORT etc. – NOUNS
– BACK-ANSWER a retort; a rude reply …1894 Eng. dial.
– BACK-CA’ a retort, a snub …1894 Sc.
– BACK-HANDER a sarcastic retort or snub …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BACK-JAW an insolent or hostile answer; a retort; mutual abuse; …M19 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– BACK-TALK a retort or reply which is regarded as superfluous or impertinent …1858 orig. Eng. dial.
– BACK-WORD a contention, retort, reply …1874 Eng. dial.
– A CHOKING OYSTER a reply that leaves one nothing to say, as if choked with an oyster too large to swallow; a retort which puts another to silence …B1900
– DABBER a pointed retort …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– FLANKER a blow; a retort; a kick …Bk1893 sl.
– GAMEGALL a satirical retort …1577 obs.
– JERK a retort; a jest; a quirk …1653 sl.
– NASTY JAR a stinging retort …Bk1902 sl.
– NICK a cutting retort; a jibe, a jeer …1887 Sc. 
– REJAG a sharp retort; a repartee …1554 obs. rare exc. Sc.
– A ROLAND FOR AN OLIVER an effective retort
– SNAPHANCE a snappish retort; a curt, sharp answer; a ready answer or argument …1598 obs.
– TALIATION a retaliatory answer, a retort, a rejoinder …1822 Sc. nonce word obs.
– VENY a sharp retort, a pungent remark …1586
 
RETORT etc. – VERBS
– BACK-JAW to answer in an insolent or hostile manner; to retort, altercate, abuse …M19 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– BREAK IT OFF IN to rebuke sternly; to wound someone with a sarcastic or cutting retort …1906 Amer. dial.
– CAMPLE to scold, bully; to retort, answer pertly; to argue or contend saucily; to wrangle or quarrel; to be sulky or cross …1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GANSEL to scold, to upbraid, to storm at someone; to make an impudent retort …1818 Sc.
– GANSHEL to scold, to upbraid, to storm at someone; to make an impudent retort …1818 Sc.
– GIVE ONE THE GAMMET to answer back, to retort …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– I GUESS YOU LAID THAT a compliment to a person who has just made a clever retort …1930s African-American sl.
– JAW BACK to retort indignantly, to talk back; to argue …1885 Amer. dial.
– JUMP UP MY ASS used as a derisive retort …1973 Amer. sl.
– KECKLE to retort impertinently; to speak insolently …1856 Eng. dial.
– KIM-KAM to bicker, to argue, to retort; to use pert language …B1900 Eng. dial.
– REBAT to retort …1871 Sc.
– REJAG to controvert, to refute; to reply smartly …c1440 obs. rare exc. Sc.
– SHOOT BACK to riposte, to retort …1930 colloq.
– SNAP SOMEONE’S HEAD OFF to make a quick, angry retort …1886 Amer. sl.
 
RETRACT, RETRACTION – NOUNS
– ABRENUNCIATION renunciation; retraction, repudiation …1641
 
RETRACT etc. – VERBS
– EAT DIRT to retract a previous statement, usually incurring humiliation and embarrassment by so doing …M19 sl.
– EAT DIRT PIE to retract a previous statement, usually incurring humiliation and embarrassment by so doing …M19 sl.
– EAT DUST to retract a previous statement, usually incurring humiliation and embarrassment by so doing …M19 sl.
– GAINCALL to revoke, to retract, to withdraw …1535 obs. rare
– PULL IN ONE’S HORNS to moderate or retract one’s behaviour …1589 sl.
– SCALE to retract one’s word; to draw back …1898 Sc.
– SKALE to retract one’s word; to draw back …1898 Sc.
– SKIN BACK to retract, as a false charge …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– TAKE WATER to retreat, to back down, to take refuge; to retract a statement  …1853 Amer. dial.
– TAKE YOUR BACK TRACKS to recant, to retract, to acknowledge error …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
 
RETRAIN – VERBS
– RETREAD to retrain, esp. after a period of unemployment …1963 sl.
 
RETREAT – NOUNS
– BACK-OUT cowardice; a disposition to retreat from an opponent …1828 Amer. dial.
– BUG-OUT any hasty retreat …1957 US sl.
– HIDEAWAY a place of concealment or retreat …M20
– NEST a lodging, shelter, home, bed, etc., esp. of a secluded or comfortable nature; a snug retreat …a1000
– REAR EXIT a retreat or flight from danger …1957 US sl.
– SANCTUM SANCTORUM a person’s private retreat, where he is free from intrusion …1706
– SHAB OUT a cowardly retreat …1902 Amer. dial.
– SHANGRI-LA an unearthly paradise; a place of retreat from the worries of modern civilization …M20
– SUBTERFUGE a place to which a person escapes; a retreat, refuge …1616 obs.
 
RETREAT – VERBS
– BACK WATER to retreat, to withdraw, as from an argument or position …1844 Amer. dial.
– BETAKE ONESELF TO ONE’S HEELS to retreat in flight, to run away …1598
– BOW OUT to retreat or withdraw; to resign …20C sl.
– DINGO to retreat, to back out; to act in a cowardly or treacherous manner …1935 Aust. sl.
– DO A DUNKIRK to retreat, back away, or be forced to withdraw, esp. in order or avoid disaster …1942
– GO BACKWARD to recede, to retreat; to relapse, to backslide …c1400 obs.
– KENNEL to put in a place of retreat or confinement …1582
– RECULE to recoil, to retreat, to revert …1667 Sc. obs.
– SCALE to depart from a place; to go off, to retreat …1896 Sc.
– SKAIL to depart from a place; to go off, to retreat …1896 Sc.
– TAKE BACKWATER to change course; to reverse one’s position; to retreat …1902 Amer. dial.
– TAKE THE BACK TRACK to return or retreat …1724 US
– TAKE WATER to retreat, to back down, to take refuge; to retract a statement  …1853 Amer. dial.
– WANDIS to recoil, to retreat, to give way …1375 Sc. obs.
 
RETRIBUTION – NOUNS
– DEVIL’S JUDGEMENT a punishment, retribution …1830 Sc.
– NEMESIS retributive justice; an instance of this …1597
– SATISFACTORY a place or means of atonement or retribution …1530 obs.
 
RETROSPECT, RETROSPECTION, RETROSPECTIVE – ADJECTIVES
– BACK-CAST retrospective …1825 Sc.
 
RETROSPECT etc. – NOUNS
– BACKCAST a retrospect …Bk1898 Sc.
– BACK-LOOK a retrospective look, a record of the past …1726 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– BEHIND-SIGHT backward view, retrospection …1884
– VIZZY BACKWARD a retrospect …1871 Sc.
 
RETURN, RETURNING – NOUNS
– BACK-COME a return …L18 Sc.
– BACK-COMING a return …1818 Sc.
– EFTER-CHAR return …a1300 obs. rare
– GAINCHARE a return, a way of returning, a means of escape …c1000 obs.
– GAINCOME a coming again, return …a1225 obs.
– GAINCOMING a returning, return …a1340 obs.
– GAIN-TURNING returning …1340 obs.
– RE-COMING a return …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– RETOUR return to a place …ME Sc. arch.
– RETOURE a return …1822 Sc.
 
RETURN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BACK-TRACKER one who returns …1946
 
RETURN etc. – VERBS
– BACK-COME to return …L18 Sc.
– BACK-TRACK to return …1904 US
– COME BACK-OVER to return …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– EFT-SITHE to return …c1175 obs. or arch.
– HARK BACK to retrace one’s course or steps; to return, to revert; to return to some earlier point in a narrative, discussion, or argument …1868
– RETOUR to return to or to a place …LME arch.
– RETOURE to return …Bk1904 Sc.
– TAKE THE BACK TRACK to return or retreat …1724 US
 
REVEAL, REVEALED, REVEALING, REVELATION – ADJECTIVES
– PRODITORIOUS treacherous, traitorous, perfidious; apt to betray or reveal what is hidden or in the mind; apt to disclose or make known …c1475 obs. or arch.
 
REVEAL etc. – NOUNS
– BEWRAYING the act of revealing or exposing …c1386 obs.
– GIVE-AWAY something that gives one away; also, an inadvertent revelation of the facts …1882 sl., orig. US
– UNBOWELLING disclosure; revelation …a1653 obs.
 
REVEAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BEWRAYER he who reveals …c1440 arch.
– BLABBER one who reveals all …1557
– BLABBERMOUTH one who reveals all …1936 sl., orig. US
– EYE-OPENER a person who reveals facts or clarifies a matter to others …1928 rare
 
REVEAL etc. – VERBS
– ACCUSE to betray, to disclose; hence, to reveal, to display, to show or make known …c1400 rare
– AIR DIRTY LAUNDRY to reveal or discuss private matters, esp. of a scandalous or controversial nature …1872
– AIR ONE’S (DIRTY) LAUNDRY to reveal or discuss private matters, esp. of a scandalous or controversial nature …1988 colloq.
– AIR ONE’S (DIRTY) LINEN to reveal or discuss private matters, esp. of a scandalous or controversial nature …1872 colloq.
– AIR ONE’S DIRTY LINEN IN PUBLIC to talk about private quarrels or disgraces where others can hear; to make public something embarrassing that should be kept secret …1988
– BAWL OUT to announce oneself; to reveal something …M19 sl., orig. US
– BETRAISE to reveal, to disclose incidentally …c1400 obs.
– BETRAISH to reveal, to disclose incidentally …c1400 obs.
– BEWRAY to expose a person by divulging his secrets, or telling something that one knows to his discredit or harm; hence, to expose or reveal the unknown doer of an act …c1300 obs.
– BLAB to speak revealingly …1583
– BLOW to speak revealingly; to give away secret information …1575
– BLOW THE GAFF to let out a secret; to reveal a plot; to give convicting evidence …1812 sl.
– BLOW THE LID OFF to expose to public view, esp. to reveal something scandalous, illegal, etc. …colloq.
– CACKLE to confess and/or to inform on others; to reveal secrets through indiscreet talk; to blab …1698 US & UK criminals’ sl.
– CHEEP to tell or reveal; to betray a secret; to mention, to hint at …1903 Amer. dial.
– COUGH to speak revealingly; to confess …1901 sl., orig. US 
– DECIPHER of actions, outward signs, etc.: to reveal, to make known, to indicate …1529 obs.
– DECORTICATE to divest of what conceals, to expose, to disclose, to reveal …1660
– EFFLORESCE to come to the surface, to become manifest; to be disclosed or revealed …1834
– LAY TO SIGHT to reveal, to disclose …1563 obs.
– NAKEN to reveal or disclose …a1300 obs.
– OPEN to lay bare or make manifest to the view; to reveal, to disclose, to declare, to make known …c900 obs.
– OPEN OUT to reveal one’s true character …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– OPEN TO to tell, to reveal …1895 Eng. dial.
– PALESATE to manifest, to reveal …1613 obs. rare
– PATEFY to reveal, show, declare, disclose; to make open or manifest …1533 obs.
– REVELATE to reveal …1514 obs.
– SHOOT OFF ONE’S MOUTH to speak revealingly …1864 sl., orig. US
– SHOOT THE WORKS to tell the truth; to reveal all …1922 US sl.
– SHOW UP to expose or reveal someone; to make another person seem inefficient, ridiculous or inferior …Amer. colloq.
– SPILL to speak revealingly …1917 sl., orig. US
– SPILL THE BEANS to speak revealingly …1919 sl., orig. US
– SPIT IT OUT to openly state or reveal something …1855 sl.
– SPIT OUT to openly state or reveal something …1855 sl.
– TALK to speak revealingly …1924 sl.
– TELL THE TRUTH AND SHAME THE DEVIL to boldly tell the truth in defiance of temptation to the contrary; to reveal all at any cost …1793
– TIP ONE’S HAND to reveal one’s plans, true feelings, etc., often unintentionally
– UNBOSOM to disclose, to reveal …1588
– UNBOWEL to display or reveal …1650 obs.
– UNBRACE to lay open; to disclose, to reveal …1607
– UNCLOAK to expose, to lay bare, to reveal …1659
– UNCLOSE to disclose, to make known, to reveal …a1300
– UPPEN to mention, to reveal, to disclose …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
 
REVEL, REVELLER, REVELLING, REVELRY – ADJECTIVES
– BACCHANAL indulging in drunken revelry; riotously drunken; roistering …1711
– BACCHANALIAN given to drunken revelry; riotously drunken, roistering …1565
– GALLIARDIZING tending to revelry; enlivening, exciting to levity …1697 obs.
– ORGIASTIC marked by extravagance, licentiousness, or dissolute revelry …1698
 
REVEL etc. – NOUNS
– BACCHANAL an occasion of drunken revelry; an orgy …1536
– BACCHANALIA drunken revelry; a tippling bout; an orgy …1633
– BACCHANALIANISM drunken revelry …1855
– BACCHANALISM drunken revelry …1858
– BACCHANALIZATION a turning into drunken revel …1798
– COMESSATION a frolic and jovial meeting to eat, drink, and make good cheer; feasting, banqueting, revelling …c1380 obs.
– DEBACCHATION a revelling, a raving …1633 obs.
– GALLIARDISE gaiety, mirth, revelry; also, a merry trick …c1570 arch.
– GALLIARDISM gaiety, mirth, revelry …1745 rare
– JAMBOREE a noisy revel; a carousal or spree …1872 US sl.
– RANDY riotous living; a noisy merrymaking or revel …1825 Eng. dial.
– RANDY-GO a noisy merrymaking or revel …1825 Eng. dial.
– RANTING-PLACE a place for revelling …1890 Sc.
– REBBLE a revel …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– REBEL a revel …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– REVEL-ROUT uproarious revelry; boisterous merriment; tumultuous festivity; an occasion of revelling, a revel; a rough, noisy, and indecent gathering or carouse …a1553 arch. or obs.
– SATURNALIA a period of unrestrained license and revelry …1782
– SCREED a drinking-bout; a revel …1815 Sc.
– SCREED-O’-DRINK a drinking-bout; a revel …1815 Sc.
– WAKES nocturnal revels …1577 obs.
 
REVEL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– BACCHAL a drunken reveller …Bk1902
– BACCHANAL a noisy or drunken reveller …1812
– BACCHANALIAN a drunken reveller; a tippler …1617
– BACCHANT a priest, priestess, or inspired votary of Bacchus; hence, a drunken reveller; a roisterer …1699
– BACCHANTE a priestess or female votary of Bacchus; hence a female bacchanal …1797
– BANQUETEER a guest at a banquet; a feaster; a reveller …1821
– BANQUETER a guest at a banquet; a feaster; a reveller …1549
– GAY DOG a man given to revelling or self-indulgence; a philanderer; a lecher …1847
– JUNKETER orig., a person who holds or attends a feast, banquet or other festive gathering; a reveller; a party-goer …1721
– RANTER a reveller; a noisy scold …1812 Sc.
– REVEL-ROUT a crowd or party of revellers; a company of spreesters; a mob, rabble …?1655 arch. or obs. rare
– ROISTER-DOISTER a roisterer or swaggering or noisy reveller…a1553 obs.
– ROISTERER a noisy reveller …E19
 
REVEL etc. – VERBS
– BACCHANALIZE to indulge in drunken revelry …1656
– BATTEN to feed gluttonously on; to glut oneself; to gloat or revel in …1602
– BELLY-CHEER to feast luxuriously, revel; to indulge in food and drink …1549 obs.
– BEZZLE to make away with a large quantity of food or especially drink; to drink to excess; to guzzle, to revel …1612
– DELICIATE to take one’s pleasure; to enjoy oneself; to indulge in delicacies; to feast; to revel; to luxuriate …1633 obs. rare
– GAVAUL to revel, to carouse …1822 Sc.
– LAP UP to take in eagerly; to revel in; to enjoy …1926 US sl.
– ROIST to roister; enjoy oneself noisily or boisterously; to behave uproariously; to revel …M16 obs.
– WALTER to wallow or revel in prosperity, pleasure, sin …c1375 obs.
 
REVELATION – see REVEAL
 
REVENGE, REVENGEFUL, REVENGEFULLY – ADJECTIVES
– TALIONIC pert. to revenge in kind or retaliation …1886
– VENGEABLE characterized by or arising from vengeance or revenge; cruel, dreadful …c1430 obs.
– VENGEFUL desiring revenge; vindictive …a1599
– VENGEVUL revengeful …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– VENGIBLE vengeful, vindictive, eager for revenge …1548 obs.
– VITIOUS spiteful, revengeful, bitter, implacable …1825 Eng. dial.
– WREAKFUL given or addicted to revenge; vengeful, malicious, angry …1531 now rare or obs.
 
REVENGE etc. – ADVERBS
– VENGIBLY in a revengeful manner, vindictively …1580 obs.
 
REVENGE etc. – NOUNS
– EVENS revenge; a person as an object of revenge …1910s US sl.
– GURLIEWHIRKIE unforeseen evil, dark and dismal; premeditated revenge …B1900 Sc.
– MENDS amends, reparation, recompense, satisfaction, revenge; atonement …1641 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– REVENGEANCE revenge …1883 Amer. dial.
– REVENGE IN LAVENDER a vengeance in store …c1696 sl.
– TEEN wrath, anger, rage; vexation; revenge …1721 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ULTION vengeance, revenge, avengement …c1550 obs. rare
– VINDICTIVOLENCE the desire of revenging oneself or of taking vengeance …1865 nonce word
 
REVENGE etc. – VERBS
– BEWREAK to revenge …1422-61 obs.
– EAT SOMEONE’S LUNCH to get revenge …1969 US sl.
– FILE ONE’S TEETH FOR SOMEONE to prepare to take revenge on someone …1961 Amer. dial.
– FIX to exact revenge …1961 UK sl.
– HANG A HAT ON SOMEONE to single someone out for revenge …1970s African-American sl.
– HOP IN A PERSON’S NECK to have revenge on him …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– LAY FOR to lie in wait for; to plan revenge against, to be out to get …1865 Amer. dial.
– MAKE SOMEONE SIT UP to take one’s revenge …1910s sl.
– PUT A HAT ON SOMEONE to single someone out for revenge …1970s African-American sl.
– SALT to snub; to put down; to check; to have revenge upon …1863 Sc.
– TAKE IT OUT OF SOMEONE to take revenge on, to get one’s satisfaction from …E19 sl.
– VENGE to avenge, to execute revenge …a1300 arch.
 
REVERBERANT, REVERBERATE, REVERBERATING, REVERBERATION – ADJECTIVES
– REBOANT resounding, reverberating; loudly echoing …1830 chiefly literary and poetic usage
– VERBERANT reverberant …1890
 
REVERBERANT etc. – NOUNS
– DUNDER a loud, reverberating noise; a loud rumble …1780 & Eng. dial.
– VERBERATION reverberation of sound …1855
 
REVERBERANT etc. – VERBS
– DUNDER to make a loud, deep, resounding noise; to reverberate, to rumble …1724 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– RIMBOMB to reverberate, to resound …1838  rare
 
REVERE, REVERENCE, REVERENCED, REVERENTIAL – ADJECTIVES
– TIMORATE devout, full of reverence …1570 obs. rare
– TIMOROUS modest, reverential …1474 obs.
– VENERABLE giving evidence of veneration; reverent, reverential …1613 obs.
– VENERAL worthy of reverence …1631 obs.
– VENERAND entitled to veneration, worthy of reverence …1549 obs. rare
– VENERANT engaged in veneration, reverential …1846 rare
– VENERATE engaged in veneration, reverential …1591 obs.
– VENERATIVE of the nature of veneration, reverential …1860 rare
 
REVERE etc. – NOUNS
– CROOK a bending of the knee or of the body in sign of reverence …c1330 obs.
– HAT-HOMAGE reverence shown by removing the hat; used among the early Quakers …1851
– HAT-HONOUR reverence shown by removing the hat; used among the early Quakers …1669 obs.
– HAT-RESPECT reverence shown by removing the hat …1669 obs.
– HAT-WORSHIP reverence shown by removing the hat …1742 obs.
– MENSE honour, respect, reverence …1791 Sc.
– ORE respect, reverence; honour, glory …c900 obs.
– VENERANCE the quality of inspiring reverence …1884 rare
 
REVERE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– PAGOD a person superstitiously or extravagantly reverenced or otherwise likened to a heathen deity; an ‘idol’ …1719
– VENERABLE a venerable person; one who inspires reverence; an ecclesiastic having the title of ‘Venerable’ …1748
– VENERATOR one who venerates or reverences …1656
 
REVERE etc. – VERBS
– ABOW to bend, to incline, to bow, to stoop; fig. to do homage or reverence; to submit …c1000 obs.
– HEARSUM;  HERSUM to obey, to be obedient to; to revere …c900 obs.
– REVEREND to revere …1982 Amer. dial.
 
REVERIE – NOUNS
– DUMP a fit of abstraction or musing; a reverie; a dazed or puzzled state; perplexity, amazement; absence of mind …1523 obs.
 
REVERSAL, REVERSE, REVERSED, REVERSELY – ADVERBS
– ARSEY-VERSY upside down; topsy-turvy; head over heels; backwards-front; reversed; confused …1539
– ARSIE-VERSIE upside down; backwards-front; reversed; confused …1577
– ARSI-VERSI upside down; backwards-front; reversed; confused …1934 Amer.
– ARSY-VERSY upside down; head over heels; reversed …1678
– ASS-BACKWARD(S) backwards; in reversed position or confused order …1937 Amer. sl.
– ASS-SIDE-BEFORE backwards, inside out, in reversed position …1969 Amer. dial.
– ASSY-FUSSY backside foremost; in reversed position, inside out …1967 Amer. dial.
– BACK-END-BEFORE backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1965 Amer. dial.
– BACK-END-FOREMOST backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1965 Amer. dial.
– BACK-END-FRONT backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1965 Amer. dial.
– BACK-END-TO backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1926 Amer. dial.
– BACKSIDE-BEFORE backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1920s Amer. dial.
– BACKSIDE-FORE backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1920s Amer. dial.
– BACKSIDE-FOREMOST backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1920s Amer. dial.
– BACKSIDE-FORWARD(S) backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1920s Amer. dial.
– BACKSIDE-FRONT backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1920s Amer. dial.
– BACKSIDE-TO backwards; in reversed position; inside out …1920s Amer. dial.
– BARSE-ACKWARDS backwards; in reversed position or confused order …1975 Amer. dial.
– BASS-ACKARD(S) backwards; in reversed position or confused order …1931 Amer. colloq.
– BASS-ACKWARD(S) backwards; in reversed position or confused order; head over heels …1930 Amer. dial. colloq.
– END FOR ABOUT in inverted or reversed position; inside out …1957 Amer. dial.
– END FOR END in inverted or reversed position; inside out …1871 Amer. dial.
– OPPOSITELY in opposition or contrast; in reverse order …1567 obs.
 
REVERSAL etc. – NOUNS
– BACK-CA’ a reverse, a relapse …1830 Sc.
– BACKCAST a throw back; a reverse; a misfortune …1818 N. Eng. dial
– BACK-SET a setting back; a reverse, check, relapse …1721
– FLIP-FLOP a reversal …Bk2006 US sl.
– ODDS the exact opposite of anything; the reverse …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– ONE-EIGHTY a complete reversal of plans, thoughts, actions …1950s US sl., orig. military usage
 
REVERSAL etc. – VERBS
– PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE to reverse the usual order, whether of things or of ideas …1520 colloq.
– RAMVERSE to reverse, to withdraw; to remove, to take away …1632 obs.
– RAMVERT to reverse, to withdraw …1632 obs.
– SET THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE to reverse the usual order, whether of things or of ideas …c1500 colloq.
– TAKE BACKWATER to change course; to reverse one’s position; to retreat …1902 Amer. dial.
– TURN THE CAT IN THE PAN to reverse the order of things so dexterously as to make them appear the very opposite of what they really are; to turn a thing right about …1532 obs.
 
REVERT – VERBS
– HARK BACK to retrace one’s course or steps; to return, to revert; to return to some earlier point in a narrative, discussion, or argument …1868
– RETROVERT to turn back, to revert …M17 rare
 
REVIEW – NOUNS
– CUT-UP a damaging criticism or review …1928
– DAMP BLANKET in the theatre: a bad review …1981 US sl.
– PANNING very hard criticism, as a very bad review …1930s sl.
– PASTING a critically negative review …1940s sl.
– SCANCE a glance, a quick appraising look, a brief scrutiny, a cursory survey or review of persons or affairs …1787 Sc.
– STINKER a disagreeable review or other communication …1919 sl.
 
REVIEW – VERBS
– CUT UP to censure, to criticize, or review with destructive severity …1762
– TOMAHAWK to attack savagely or mercilessly in speech or in writing; to demolish in a review or criticism …1815
 
REVILE, REVILING – ADJECTIVES
– OBLATRANT railing, reviling, scolding …1601 obs. rare
 
REVILE etc. – NOUNS
– ABUSION contemptuous or reproachful language; reviling, insult …1382 obs.
– CONVICY reviling, abuse …1526 obs. rare
– IMPROBRATION reproach, reviling …1526 obs. rare
– IMPROPERATION the act of upbraiding or reviling; a reproach, a taunt …1502 obs.
– MALEDICTION a reviling, slander …1526
– OPPROBRATION reproaching, taunting, reviling …c1616 obs. rare
– RAIL an act of railing or reviling …a1529 rare
– RAILLERY railing, reviling …1709 obs. rare
 
REVILE etc. – VERBS
– BALLYRAG to abuse violently; to scold or revile in foul language …1790 Eng. dial.
– DEBACCHATE to rage or rave as a bacchanal; to revile one after the manner of drunkards …1623 obs. rare
– ILL-JAW to give someone insolence, to revile, to abuse …1866 Sc.
– MISCALL to give an unworthy name of character to; to berate, to revile …1899 Amer. dial.
– SUGGIL;  SUGIL to defame, to revile …1539 obs. rare
– SUGGILLATE;  SUGILLATE to defame, to revile …1647 obs.
– THROW OFF ON to disparage, to ridicule, to make fun of, to revile, to cast aspersions on …1887 Amer. dial.
 
REVIVAL, REVIVALIST – NOUNS
– OLD-MAKE-NEW the same thing over again, a revival …1830 Sc.
 
REVIVAL etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– GOSPEL WHANGER a revivalist …1909 Amer. dial.
 
REVIVE, REVIVING – ADJECTIVES
– COMFORTATIVE strengthening, reviving, as medicine, food, etc. …1398 obs.
 
REVIVE etc. – VERBS
– FRESHEN UP to clean, to smarten, to revive …1937 UK sl.
– QUICK of persons, animals, and plants, or their parts: to come to life; to revive …c1000 obs.
– QUICKEN to put life into; to revive as from a state of insensibility …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– RECANT to revive from debility or sickness …Bk1904 Sc.
– WHIP to urge, to incite, to rouse; to restore to energy or vitality; to revive …1573
 
REVOKE – VERBS
– AGAIN-CALL to revoke …Bk1898 Sc.
– GAINCALL to revoke, to retract, to withdraw …1535 obs. rare
– UNASSURE to cancel the assurance of, to annul, to revoke …1643 obs.
 
REVOLT – NOUNS
– SUBLEVATION a rising, a revolt …1613-18 obs.
 
REVOLT – NOUNS, PERSON
– RISER a person who stirs up revolt, or incites others to revolt …a1398 obs.
 RISER a person who rises up in revolt; a rebel …1422 obs.
 
REVOLT – VERBS
– GROSS OUT to shock and disgust; to revolt; to repulse with crude language  …1965 Amer. student sl.
– SULLEVATE to incite to revolt …1595
 
REVOLTING – ADJECTIVES
– OFF disgusting, revolting, offensive …1987 Aust. sl.
– PUKEY revolting, repulsive, disgusting …M19 colloq.
 
REVOLTING – NOUNS
– GROSS-OUT a revolting thing, idea, action, etc. …a1968 Amer. sl., orig. student usage
 
REVOLTING – NOUNS, PERSON
– PUKE a disgusting or revolting person; a despised person …M19 colloq.
– SICKO a disgusting or disturbingly revolting person; a mentally unstable person, with overtones of sexual perversion; a pervert or someone with a warped or perverted sense of humour …1970s sl.
 
REVOLUTION – NOUNS
– GYRATION motion in a circle or spiral; revolution round a fixed centre or axis; a turning round, wheeling, or whirling …1615
– GYRE a turning round, revolution, whirl; a circular or spiral turn …1566 poetic & literary usage
 
REVOLUTIONARY – ADJECTIVES
– SANSCULOTTIC revolutionary …1822
– SANSCULOTTISH characterized by revolution; revolutionary …1798
 
REVOLUTIONARY – NOUNS, PERSON
– BOLSHEVIK a person of subversive or revolutionary views; an out-and-out opponent of the existing social order or accepted codes …1926
– BOLSHEVIST a term of reproach for an out-and-out revolutionary …1920
– BOLSHIE;  BOLSHY a jocular and contemptuous name for a Bolshevik …1920
– RED-NECK a Communist; a revolutionary …1931 Amer. dial.
– SANSCULOTTE an extreme republican or revolutionary …1790
 
REVOLVE, REVOLVING – ADJECTIVES
– GYRATORY moving in a circle or spiral; revolving, whirling …1815
– ORBY moving as in a circle, revolving …1615 rare
 
REVOLVE etc. – VERBS
– BIRL to revolve with a whirring sound; to twirl round; to spin …Bk1911 Sc. 
– GYRE to turn round; to revolve, to whirl, to gyrate …1598
– OBVOLVE to cause to roll round or revolve …1649 obs. 
– TIRL to turn; to cause to rotate or revolve; to twirl, to spin; to turn over and over; to move by rolling …1543 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– VEER to turn round, to revolve, to whirl about …1598 obs.
– WALLOW of a round object (stone, wheel): to roll along the ground; to move, be revolving or rotating …c888 obs.
 
REWARD – NOUNS
– CARROT AND STICK reward and punishment, esp. as alternative means of persuasion …Bk1999 
– EDLEN reward …c888 obs.
– FEE a prize, a reward …c1400 obs.
– GAINYIELD recompense, return, reward …1513 Sc. obs.
– HANDSEL guerdon, reward; also ironically, a punishment, a smack of the hand …1892 Sc.
– LEAN reward, recompense …c1000 obs.
– MEED desert, reward …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MENSE pay, recompense, reward; thanks, grateful return; kindness …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– SALARY reward or remuneration for services rendered; fee …c1440 obs.
– SALFAY the reward paid to the finder and restorer of lost goods …c1440 obs.
– SALVE money, esp. as a reward for something difficult …20C US sl.
– TAIL a reward for information leading to the arrest of a criminal …1934 US sl.
– TITHING thing granted, reward …c1275 obs.
– UPTAKE the finding and taking of anything lost; the reward given for finding anything …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– WARISON a gift bestowed by a superior; a reward …a1300 obs.
 
REWARD – NOUNS, PERSON
– MUG HUNTER a person who takes part in a contest (usually a sporting contest) or competition in order to win a prize or reward …1883 US colloq.
– YIELDER a rewarder …1382 obs.
 
REWARD – PHRASES
– EAT THE FRUIT OF ONE’S OWN DOINGS to receive the reward of one’s actions …1611
 
REWARD – VERBS
– CASH IN to reap a profit, reward, or advantage of any kind …1928 US sl.
– MAKE GOOD ONE’S RUNNING † to gain the appropriate reward for one’s effort or exertions …1862
– QUAT to requite, to reward; to pay back, to discharge …1802 Sc.
– SALVE to pay, usually a reward; also, to bribe …20C US sl.
– YIELD to reward …1703 Eng. dial.