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1. reel

noun. ['ˈriːl'] a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector.

Synonyms

  • film

Antonyms

  • uncoil
  • unsheathe

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Example sentences of the word reel


1. Verb, base form
Turn the handle in the opposite direction to reel the snake back in before moving forward again.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Unwind the water supply hose fully from the reel and ensure it is a minimum of 8m/25 feet long.

Quotes containing the word reel


1. I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.
- John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

2. If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.
- C. JoyBell C.

3. To be deeply loved, means a willingness to cut yourself wide open, exposing your vulnerabilities... hopes, hurts, fears and flaws. Hiding behind the highlight reel of who you are, is the real you and that person is just as worthy of love. There is nothing more terrifying or fulfilling, than complete love, it's worth the risk... reach for it.
- Jaeda DeWalt

2. reel

verb. ['ˈriːl'] walk as if unable to control one's movements.

Synonyms

  • stagger
  • keel
  • swag
  • lurch
  • walk

Antonyms

  • chariot
  • drive
  • rail
  • cab

3. reel

verb. ['ˈriːl'] revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis.

Synonyms

  • gyrate
  • whirl
  • whirligig
  • go around
  • spin
  • revolve
  • spin around

Antonyms

  • pedal
  • train
  • tool
  • tube

4. reel

noun. ['ˈriːl'] music composed for dancing a reel.

Antonyms

  • unwrap

5. reel

noun. ['ˈriːl'] winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod.

Synonyms

  • rig
  • fishing gear
  • fishing rod
  • fishing pole
  • fishing tackle
  • winder
  • tackle

Antonyms

  • unsnarl
  • unweave
  • unravel
  • unknot

6. reel

noun. ['ˈriːl'] an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines.

Synonyms

  • Virginia reel
  • longways

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • confront
  • untwist

7. reel

verb. ['ˈriːl'] wind onto or off a reel.

Synonyms

  • twine
  • reel off
  • wrap
  • wind
  • roll

Antonyms

  • lower
  • malfunction
  • stay
  • wheel

8. reel

noun. ['ˈriːl'] a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound.

Synonyms

  • spool
  • filature
  • winder
  • shuttle

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • ratite
  • victory
  • misbehave

9. reel

noun. ['ˈriːl'] a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps.

Synonyms

  • Scottish reel
  • square dance
  • square dancing
  • eightsome

Antonyms

  • nonworker
  • avoid
  • unharness
  • outspan
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