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Noun reel has 6 senses
  1. reel - a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
    --1 is a kind of
    film, photographic film
    Derived form: verb reel3
  2. reel - music composed for dancing a reel
    --2 is a kind of
    dance music, danceroom music, ballroom music
  3. reel - winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 is a part of fishing rod, fishing pole
    --3 is a member of
     fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig, rig
    Derived form: verb reel3
  4. bobbin, spool, reel - a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
    --4 is a kind of winder
    --4 has particulars: filature; shuttle
    Derived form: verb reel3
  5. reel, Scottish reel - a lively dance of Scottish highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
    --5 is a kind of square dance, square dancing
    --5 has particulars: highland fling; eightsome
  6. Virginia reel, reel - an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines
    --6 is a kind of longways, longways dance
Verb reel has 3 senses
  1. stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careen - walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
    --1 is one way to walk
    Derived form: noun reeler1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
    --2 is one way to revolve, go around, rotate
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. reel - wind onto or off a reel
    --3 is one way to
    wind, wrap, roll, twine
    Derived forms: noun reel1, noun reel4, noun reel3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s something PP
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