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  • v. to bring (a fish etc.) out of the water by winding the reel.
  • v. to bring in (e.g. by attractive offers or persuasion)


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  • I sensed the room reel in shock that I had dared to interrupt Sunil Askari.

    Walls of Silence

  • Her quick mind could reel in a tarpon where her red mouth couldn't.

    Come To Grief

  • Two pipers in the complex, light-blue-based Anderson tartan were standing on a rickety dais at one end of the hall, piping a cheerful reel in perfect synchrony, sandy hair on end, sweat running down ruddy faces.

    The Thorn Birds

  • My people, so lately thronging the streets to celebrate my coronation, will reel in terror.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer


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