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verb [intransitive] American English pronunciation: reel /ril/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreel
he/she/itreels
present participlereeling
past tensereeled
past participlereeled
  1. 1
    to move backward quickly

    He reeled under the force of the punch.

  2. 3
    to feel very shocked, upset, or confused
    reel from:

    The banks were reeling from the unexpectedly large losses.

    reel at:

    Local people are still reeling at the news of his death.

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