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verb as in wobble; spin around

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The men cutting the reel aren’t satisfied because they can’t figure out why Kane’s last word was “Rosebud,” and they send a reporter to go figure it out by interviewing Kane’s former friends and associates.

From Vox

I compile a highlights reel featuring the moments in my life I hold most dear.

Much like the early-pandemic hit The Last Dance, about Michael Jordan’s run with the Chicago Bulls, Rising Phoenix appeals as a nonstop highlight reel.

If you’re new to fishing, you can find inexpensive spinning rod combos, which come with both the rod and reel and are easy for beginners to use.

Like the TikTok “For You Page,” the emphasis of Reels is to discover new content and users — including those owned by businesses — can opt to share their reel with the wider Instagram audience.

From Digiday

Boyhood is like watching a twelve season television series reduced to a three-hour highlight reel.

No one was harmed during the filming, but judging by the blooper reel at the end, there were a lot of respawns.

On March 26, Bieber debuted one of the greatest hits on his scandal reel.

It is, on the other hand, a sizzle reel of quotable dialogue.

Reel retraces his life and work with the spirit of curiosity and adventure that drove du Chaillu in the first place.

I've always hed a reel mean feelin' about 'em; I didn't want ter come nigh 'em, nor ter hev 'em come nigh me.

The carnage was awful, and the charging columns halted, staggered, and then began to reel back.

A drunken man would reel from one side to the other until he fell down a cellar trap-door, into the gutter, or into the sea.

Lawrence saw one of his men reel and then fall forward, clutching his horse's neck.

The finished product is delivered to a belt-driven coiling reel on which it is wound.


On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reel, such as: falter, lurch, shake, stagger, stumble, and teeter.

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