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reeled

[ reel ]SEE DEFINITION OF reeled

Synonyms for reeled

  • falter
  • lurch
  • shake
  • stagger
  • stumble
  • teeter
  • bob
  • careen
  • pitch
  • revolve
  • rock
  • roll
  • sway
  • swim
  • swing
  • swirl
  • totter
  • turn
  • twirl
  • waver
  • weave
  • wheel
  • whirl
  • feel giddy
  • go around
  • titubate
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Antonyms for reeled

  • stabilize
  • steady
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REELED

Pepsy rose to her feet with a start, reeled, reached for a tree, and clutched it.

We had reached the middle and were right in the vortex, when suddenly she reeled in her saddle.

Then he reeled suddenly, lost his balance and fell into darkness.

Jean entered the room in such an exhausted state that he reeled as if he had been drunk.

At the first step he took he reeled and fell with his burden.

He reeled and caught at the shoulder of a corps man who was passing.

One of the men holding him gave a choking gasp and reeled sideways.

The plane lurched and reeled as the blast of the explosion reached it.

Then he reeled and would have fallen but for the supporting arm about his waist.

For he reeled, and his hands clasped his body somewhere about his chest.

WORD ORIGIN

"to wind on a reel," late 14c., from reel (n.1). Verbal phrase reel off "recite without pause or effort" is from 1837. Fishing sense is from 1849. Related: Reeled; reeling.

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