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Synonyms of reel in English:


  • 1 Cormack reeled as the ship began to roll
    stagger, lurch, sway, rock, stumble, totter, wobble, falter, waver, swerve, pitch, roll
  • 2 the Government was still reeling from the currency crisis
    be shaken by, be stunned by, be in shock after, be shocked by, be numb from, be dazed by, be taken aback by, be staggered by, be aghast at, be dumbfounded at, be dumbstruck at, be upset by, be bowled over by, feel giddy/dizzy from, feel confused by
  • 3 she closed her eyes and the room reeled
    go round, go round and round, whirl, spin, revolve, gyrate, swirl, twirl, turn, wheel, swim
  • Phrases

    reel something off
    he reeled off a choice string of unpleasant epithets
    recite, rattle off, loose off, fire off, list rapidly, run through, enumerate, detail, itemize
    informal spiel off
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