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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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To 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 spin physically or mentally (figuratively, in confusion)
“The room reeled and I jammed my head down.”
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To feel shocked, bewildered, or giddy
“The nation would reel from the news of this defeat in the World Cup.”
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To sway unsteadily from one side to the other
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To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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To repeatedly twist or coil (a length of something) round itself or a core
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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.”
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A kind of spool, turning on an axis
“The assembly includes an elongate fishing rod and a reel mounted to the fishing rod.”
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A web, weave or tangle
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A coil or loop of something, especially twine, yarn, or rope
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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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