I felt like I was watching a reel of my own life—or at least my past—and I finished the entire season in one sitting.
But the grips of the Grim Reaper have already started to reel him back in.
Hollywood lost their reel queen last night after the premiere night of Burlesque.
Rosenthal filmed the group as they went about their daily lives and pitched the reel to several networks.
Philip Shenon talks to a top FBI spyhunter about U.S. efforts to reel him in—and why Moscow expelled him.
The little, close cabin seemed to reel about the distraught lover.
It flung away from him, the wire screaming from the reel behind it.
Ennis' lungs began to burn, his brain to reel, as they rushed on in the waters, still holding the girl tightly.
There was a reel and there were sound-speakers to keep the ship from sounding like a grave.
One would have said he looked like a kitten playing with a reel.
"frame turning on an axis," especially one on which thread is wound, late Old English hreol "reel for winding thread," from Proto-Germanic *hrehulaz; probably related to hrægel "garment," and Old Norse hræll "spindle," from PIE *krek- "to weave, beat" (cf. Greek krokus "nap of cloth").
Specifically of the fishing rod attachment from 1726; of a film projector apparatus from 1896. Reel-to-reel type of tape deck is attested from 1958.
"to whirl around," late 14c., also "sway, swing, rock, become unsteady" (late 14c.), "stagger as a result of a blow, etc." (c.1400), probably from reel (n.1), on notion of "spinning." Of the mind, from 1796. Related: Reeled; reeling.
"to wind on a reel," late 14c., from reel (n.1). Verbal phrase reel off "recite without pause or effort" is from 1837. Fishing sense is from 1849. Related: Reeled; reeling.