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Verb
Lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently
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“He burst across the line and staggered to a halt, eyesight blurry, reeling as people surrounded him.”
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Feel shocked, bewildered, or giddy
“I mean, Dobson alone is bad enough, but a Dobson armed with nuclear weapons - the mind reels.”
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To be in a confused state with one's mind figuratively spinning
“The room reeled and I jammed my head down.”
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To be in a state of confusion or stress
“I'm still reeling from the shock of hearing it.”
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To sway unsteadily from one side to the other
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To repeatedly twist or coil (a length of something) round itself or a core
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Suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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To turn the crankshaft of (an internal combustion engine) in order to start the engine
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A rapid turning or whirling motion
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(figuratively) A web, weave or tangle
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A recording made with a tape recorder
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The central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates
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