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reel2

reel2

 
pronunciation:
ril
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reeled, reeling, reels
definition 1: to waver or be thrown back.
The troops reeled under the bombardment.
similar words:
stagger
definition 2: to sway or stagger, as from fatigue or intoxication.
The exhausted runner was reeling after the marathon.
similar words:
lurch, stagger, teeter
definition 3: to turn in circles; whirl.
We twirled so fast that the room seemed to reel around us.
similar words:
circle
definition 4: to feel dizzy, as from whirling.
I have to sit down because my head is reeling.
similar words:
swirl, turn, whirl
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to reel.
similar words:
stagger
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act, movement, or sensation of reeling.