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reels

noun
plural of reel

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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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reels

verb
present tense third-person singular of reel

Synonyms & Antonyms of reels (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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“Reels.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reels. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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