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reel

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a rapid turning about on an axis or central point
  • she slipped and, after an out-of-control reel, fell on her backside

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reel

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of reel (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
  • his mind reeled upon hearing the news that his employer had been indicted for fraud

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2 to move forward while swaying from side to side
  • got off the amusement park ride reeling and barely able to stand

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The first known use of reel was before the 12th century

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“Reel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reel. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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