Definition of 'reel'

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Example sentences containing 'reel'

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Taking up a reel of aluminium wire is far better than an entire store cupboard. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Use the reel wire to secure small bundles of greenery, securing the stems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The concern, of course, is that they will be so reeling from the blows that they will have had the confidence knocked out of them too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are all still reeling from the shock of it all. The Sun (2015)How my mind reeled with these perceptions! Baxter, Stephen Anti-Ice (1993)He keeps dumping you and then reeling you back in. The Sun (2014)It was a thought to make my brain reel. Smout, T.C. & Wood, Sydney Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)This movie keeps you guessing right up until the final reel. The Sun (2013)He must have had dozens of reels of film. Max Arthur Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)Pass the other end of the band through the cotton reel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The family still reels from the shock. Steel, Elizabeth Coping With Sudden Hair Loss (1988)At first you reel back in horror. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This goes unexplained until the film circles back in the final reel. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The final reels included a number of impromptu outbursts and genuine screaming. David Boyle AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003)West pinched the reel of cotton after prison shirts were delivered to his cell in laundry bags for him to repair. The Sun (2016)To his left, an input tape reels in. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then, fly fishing reels and ice makers. The Sun (2010)My brain seemed to reel, as if my mind would swing from its pivot. Christianity Today (2000)No longer are cinemas restricted to projecting reels of 35mm film. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yesterday the 55-year-old was still reeling in shock from his change of fortune. The Sun (2011)She reeled about, and he reached a hand out to try to help her regain her balance. Tracy Chevalier Burning Bright (2007)I want to ask a question, but my mind is reeling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This would be the worst performance since 2009, when the country was reeling from the banking crash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Give him a moment to cast about and reel his thoughts back in, and what's he caught? Alexander Masters STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)It shocked a country still reeling from the arrest of a TV crime show host for allegedly arranging killings to boost ratings. The Sun (2009)And as fans reeled at the blow to our Cup hopes, some experts made the gloomy prediction that his football career may be over for good. The Sun (2006)

Synonyms of 'reel'

be shaken, be shocked, be stunned, be staggered

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Translations for 'reel'

British English: reel /riːl; rɪəl/ NOUN
A reel is a cylinder-shaped object around which you wrap something such as thread or cinema film.
...a 30-metre reel of cable.
  • American English: reel
  • Arabic: بَكَرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: carretel
  • Chinese: 卷轴
  • Croatian: svitak
  • Czech: cívka
  • Danish: rulle
  • Dutch: haspel
  • European Spanish: carrete
  • Finnish: kela
  • French: moulinet
  • German: Spule
  • Greek: καρούλι
  • Italian: bobina
  • Japanese: リール
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: spole
  • Polish: szpulka
  • European Portuguese: carreto
  • Romanian: rolă
  • Russian: катушка
  • Spanish: carrete
  • Swedish: vinda
  • Thai: เครื่องม้วน
  • Turkish: makara
  • Ukrainian: котушка
  • Vietnamese: ống
British English: reel VERB
If someone reels, they move about in an unsteady way as if they are going to fall.
He was reeling a little. He must be very dizzy.


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