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reel sth off

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with reel   /rɪəl/ us  

(LIST)

informal to say a long list of things quickly and without stopping: The old man reeled off the names of his 22 grandchildren.

(SPORT)

US informal to win several games or points one after the other in a sports competition
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