reel in

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hale ind
draga inn

w>reel in

vt sep (Fishing) → einrollen; fisheinholen; (fig) voterseinfangen, an Land ziehen (inf)


(riːl) noun
1. a round wheel-shaped or cylindrical object of wood, metal etc on which thread, film, fishing-lines etc can be wound. a reel of sewing-cotton; He changed the reel in the projector.
2. (the music for) a type of lively Scottish, Irish or American dance. The fiddler played a reel; to dance a reel.
to stagger; to sway; to move in an unsteady way. The drunk man reeled along the road; My brain was reeling with all the information that he gave me.
reel in
to pull (eg a fish out of the water) by winding the line to which it is attached on to a reel.
reel off
to say or repeat quickly and easily, without pausing. He reeled off the list of names.
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Since reel packages come completely assembled from the manufacturer, distributors can be in full operation in three steps: bolt the reel in place, connect the inlet and add the nozzle (or tool).
The 30S is the first two-speed Penn reel in which a lock is not needed to change speeds.
Penn Fishing placed the only reel in the list with the Skirted Spool Reel, which darted up the list to number four, increasing sales by more than 1,100 units from the previous week.