reel - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participlereeling
past tensereeled
past participlereeled
  1. 2
    to move in a way that is not steady, for example because of being drunk
  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.