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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.”
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.”
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.”
To spin physically or mentally (figuratively, in confusion)
“Ruochen felt very dizzy as the sky and earth began to reel around him.”
To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a kind of spool, turning on an axis
“The assembly includes an elongate fishing rod and a reel mounted to the fishing rod.”
Plural for a cassette or reel containing magnetic tape for recording
Plural for a web, weave or tangle
Plural for the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates
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