reel off


reel off

verb

Definition of REEL OFF

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

First Known Use of REEL OFF

1837

Related to REEL OFF

Synonyms
recite, repeat, say

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