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reel

noun [C]  /ril/ us  

reel noun [C] (HOLDER)

a round or cylindrical device on which a rope, wire, film, or other long, thin strip or object is rolled, or the amount of something stored on this: a reel of film

reel

verb [I]  /ril/ us  

reel verb [I] (MOVE)

to move from side to side as if you are going to fall while walking or standing: Reeling a bit, he tripped and fell. If you reel, or your mind or brain reels, you feel very confused or shocked: Our team is reeling from five straight losses.
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