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British English: /riːl/
American English: /ril/

Translation of reel in German:


  • 1 (roller, cylinder)
    (Papier-, Schlauch-, Garn-, Angel)
    rolle Fem.
    (Film-, Tonband-, Garn)
    spule Fem.
  • 2 (quantity)
    Rolle Fem.
    steel rope in reels of 1800 feet
    Stahlseil auf Rollen zu 1800 Fuß
    reel of film
    Filmrolle Fem.
  • 3 (dance, music)
    Reel Mask.

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (be in a whirl)
    sich drehen
    his head was reeling
    in seinem Kopf drehte sich alles
    her mind reeled with all the facts
    ihr schwirrte der Kopf von all den Daten
  • 2 (sway)
    [figurative] (be shaken) taumeln
    begin to reel his mind reeled when he heard the news
    als er die Nachricht hörte, drehte sich ihm alles

Phrasal verbs

reel in

an Land ziehen (Fisch)

reel off

1 (say rapidly)
herunterleiern [informal] [pejorative]
hersagen (Geschichte)
(without apparent effort) abspulen [informal] (Gedicht, Namen, Einzelheiten)
2 (take off)
Definition of reel in:
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