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reel off

verb

Definition of reel off

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tell or recite readily and usually at length <reel off a few jokes to break the ice>

  3. 2 :  to chalk up usually as a series



Examples of reel off

  1. <he's able to reel off the names of all the U.S. presidents, in historical order and without pausing>

  2. <her friend proceeded to reel off the roster of losers that she had dated over the years>



1837

First Known Use of reel off

1837



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