Definition of reel something off in English:

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reel something off

Say or recite something very rapidly and without apparent effort: she proceeded to reel off the various dishes of the day
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  • Thousands of binary digits have been reeled off in the correct order, hundreds of random numbers instantly recalled and the order of dozens of packs of cards stashed away in the memory bank.
  • I don't even remember how and why we ended up watching it so much (I mean, I really like it and all, but it's not as though it's my favourite film or anything), but I could probably reel the entire script off from memory.
  • They just queue up and reel it off, then a soldier goes and gets it for them.
recite, rattle off, loose off, fire off, list rapidly, run through, enumerate, detail, itemize
informal spiel off
See parent entry: reel
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