The drug- and alcohol-fueled excesses build to a dizzying climax that leaves you reeling.
Even kebab-eaters, reeling from the pub, will grasp a plastic fork to spare their fingers from the grease.
With Iowa looming, the Republican establishment is reeling at the possibility of Newt Gingrich emerging as its standard bearer.
reeling from both “man-caused” and natural disasters, the Obama brand is under siege and not just from Republicans.
The meeting ended abruptly, and Chilton wandered out into the hallway, dazed and reeling.
Langdon, intent upon her, did not realize until I sent him reeling backward to the earth and snatched her up.
Day faded to night, and Solange slept as best she could on the reeling train.
reeling, frantic with indecision, he heard a voice calling his name in desperate urgency: 'Valerius!
Quaking, reeling, almost falling, she came tottering down the patio.
I hazarded one glance at her and saw that her face was white and set, then dare look at nothing but the reeling trees ahead.
"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.