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Verb
To wind on a reel
“It is intended to avoid the necessity of always using spindles, and to reel the thread as it is spun.”
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To lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently
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“The prophets would reel back and forth, staggering with their strong drink, all while supposedly having visions of their deities.”
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To feel shocked, bewildered, or giddy
“While his peers reel at the news of Harry's death, Neville steps forward to say that though Harry is dead, their fight continues.”
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To spin physically or mentally (figuratively, in confusion)
“Ruochen felt very dizzy as the sky and earth began to reel around him.”
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To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
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To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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A rapid turning or whirling motion
“His mind spun in a frenzied reel as though it were a boat tossed at sea amid a midsummer storm.”
Noun
A kind of spool, turning on an axis
“The assembly includes an elongate fishing rod and a reel mounted to the fishing rod.”
Noun
A cassette or reel containing magnetic tape for recording
Noun
A web, weave or tangle
Noun
The central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates
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