reel in

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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).