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reel1

reel1

 
pronunciation:
ril
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
reel off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cylinder, spool, or the like that usu. turns on an axis, and on which cord, wire, tape, film, or the like can be wound.
He mounted a new reel on his fishing rod.
 
similar words:
roll
definition 2: the amount of material that is or can be wound on such a device.
I have only one more reel of film.
similar words:
roll
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reeled, reeling, reels
definition 1: to wind on, or as though on, a reel.
It took him time to reel the fishing line because it was tangled.
definition 2: to capture or recover by winding in with a reel.
She reeled in a huge fish.
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phrase: reel off
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  film, fish