reel in

phrasal verb

reeled in; reeling in; reels in
: 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

Examples of reel in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also last year, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, while on a fishing trip with her family, reeled in 70 pounds of cocaine. Stephen Smith, CBS News, 10 June 2024 Some anglers prefer to use a slower gear ratio reel in the 6:1 range to help make this cadence feel more natural. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 30 May 2024 After winding through aspen and fir forests, the trail runs along Cascade Creek, where fly-fishers try to reel in brown, brook, and rainbow trout. Sarah Kuta, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Mar. 2024 The Hornets need to use the sixth pick as an asset, dangling it to the general manager masses like a carrot as part of a greater package to reel in someone who’s at least slightly more established and can come in and help them immediately. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 24 May 2024 Eventually, the attractions of ancient hermetic wisdom reeled in the greatest rationalist of them all: Sir Isaac Newton. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine, 22 Apr. 2024 Twenty-six years ago, faced with competition from national chains like Applebee’s and TGI Friday’s, a Towson seafood restaurant decided to reel in diners with a giant crab cake. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 19 Mar. 2024 Now, as construction continues on these myriad new sites, and as international producers and local facilitators work towards what promises to be an even busier 2025, the Gaumont chief would like to reel in projects without that presupposed storyline hook. Ben Croll, Variety, 8 May 2024 So Oregon reeled in the four-star prospect from Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale thanks to the Adams-Samples tandem. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024

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“Reel in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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