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reel1

reel1

 
pronunciation:
ril
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
reel off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a spool or other device on which fishing line, cord, tape, film, or other material can be wound.
 
similar words:
roll
definition 2: the amount of material that is or can be wound on such a device.
The photographer's bag held many reels of film.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: reeled, reeling, reels
definition 1: to wind on a reel.
It took him a long time to reel the fishing line because it was tangled.
definition 2: to catch or get back by winding with a reel (often followed by "in").
She reeled in a large trout.
phrase: reel off
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  film, fish