reel in

Definition of reel in

  1. :  to pull in (a fish that is caught on a hook on the end of a fishing line) by turning the reel of a fishing rod

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a revolvable device on which something flexible is wound: such as

    :  a small windlass at the butt of a fishing rod for the line

    :  a spool or bobbin for sewing thread

  1. :  to wind on or as if on a reel

    :  to draw by reeling a line

    :  to turn a reel

  1. :  to turn or move round and round

    :  to be in a whirl

    :  to behave in a violent disorderly manner

  1. :  a reeling motion

  1. :  a lively Scottish-Highland dance

    :  the music for this dance

    :  virginia reel

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a brief usually trivial fact

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