reel englannista suomeksi
pyörittää, kelata, keriä, rullata
A shaky or unsteady gait.
2010, Andrew Koppelman, ''The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law'' (page 92)
- Doubtless the present game of chess was developed through just such fiddling; perhaps someone once thought that the drunken reel of the knight was hostile to the essence of Chess.
''a log reel'', used by seamen
''an angler's reel''
''a garden reel''
''nudge the machine reel''
A device consisting of radial arms with horizontal stats, connected with a harvesting machine, for holding the stalks of grain in position to be cut by the knives.
To wind on a reel.
''He reeled off some tape from the roll and sealed the package.''
(RQ:Goldsmith Deserted Village)
- Sarah reels a little, nevertheless, under the dog's boisterous greeting.
To back off, step away, or sway backwards unsteadily and suddenly.
''He reeled back from the punch.''
(quote-book)|publisher=H. John Edwards|location=Sydney|year_published=1940|chapter=XX|page=205|text=Terry's fist lashed out, but Simpson, anticipating the blow, stepped quickly to one side. Another followed, however, and caught the older man fairly on the chin, sent him reeling back.
(RQ:Hawthorne Scarlet Lette)
- In these lengthened vigils his brain often reeled.
1927-29, (w), ''(w)'', translated 1940 by (w), Part I, Chapter xi:
- The high school had a send-off in my honour. It was an uncommon thing for a young man of Rajkot to go to England. I had written out a few words of thanks. But I could scarcely stammer them out. I remember how my head reeled and how my whole frame shook as I stood up to read them.
To be in shock.
2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp," ''New York Times'' (retrieved 31 October 2012):
- New Jersey was reeling on Wednesday from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has caused catastrophic flooding here in Hoboken and in other New York City suburbs, destroyed entire neighborhoods across the state and wiped out iconic boardwalks in shore towns that had enchanted generations of vacationgoers.
To produce a mechanical insect-like song, as in (w).
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)