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English definition of “reel off something”

reel off something

verb [I] phrasal verb with reel  /ril/ us  
to do something quickly and easily: He reeled off the names of his grandchildren. The Hawks reeled off nine straight points.
(Definition of reel off something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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