Meaning of “reel in/out something” in the English Dictionary

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"reel in/out something" in American English

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reel in/out something

phrasal verb with reel us /ril/ verb [ I ]

to move something by using a reel:

Gibson reeled in a 10-pound largemouth bass.
The firemen reeled the hoses out.

(Definition of “reel in/out something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)