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reel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reel

  1. a rapid turning about on an axis or central point <she slipped and, after an out-of-control reel, fell on her backside> Synonyms gyration, pirouette, spin, revolution, roll, rotation, twirl, wheel, whirlRelated Words circuit, circulation, ring, round; coil, curl, curve, spiral, twist, whorl; circle, orbit; eddy, swirl


reel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reel

  1. 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> Synonyms spin, swim, turn, whirlRelated Words swirlNear Antonyms calm, collect; settle, steady

  2. 2 to move forward while swaying from side to side <got off the amusement park ride reeling and barely able to stand> Synonyms careen, dodder, lurch, stagger, teeter, totter, waddleRelated Words rock, roll, seesaw, swag, sway, waver, weave, wobble (also wabble); barge, blunder, clomp, clump, flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, stamp, stomp, stumble, tramp, tromp


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