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

Translation of reel in Italian:


  • (for cable, cotton, film, tape) (Fishing) reel-to-reel
    (tape recorder)
    a bobine
    a reel of cotton o a cotton reel
    un rocchetto di cotone
    a three-reel film
    un film di tre pizze

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (sway) he reeled across the room
    attraversò la stanza barcollando
    the blow sent him reeling
    il colpo lo ha fatto barcollare
    the news sent him reeling [figurative]
    la notizia lo ha scosso
    his mind was reeling at the thought of
    gli girava la testa all'idea di
    the government is still reeling after its defeat


  • = danza popolare scozzese

intransitive verb

  • ballare il reel


off the reel

(American English)
senza posa o tutto d'un fiato

Phrasal verbs

reel back

indietreggiare barcollando

reel in

(in fishing)
tirare su [qualcosa] col mulinello

reel off:

reel off [something]
dipanare (thread)
snocciolare (list, names)

reel out:

reel out [something]
Definition of reel in:
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