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1‘Cormack reeled as the ship began to roll’
stagger, lurch, sway, rock, stumble, totter, wobble, falter, waver, swerve, pitch, roll
2‘the Government was still reeling from the currency crisis’
be shaken by, be stunned by, be in shock after, be shocked by, be numb from, be dazed by, be taken aback by, be staggered by, be aghast at, be dumbfounded at, be dumbstruck at, be upset by, be bowled over by, feel dizzy from, feel giddy from, feel confused by
3‘she closed her eyes and the room reeled’
go round, go round and round, whirl, spin, revolve, gyrate, swirl, twirl, turn, wheel, swim
‘he reeled off a choice string of unpleasant epithets’
recite, rattle off, loose off, fire off, list rapidly, run through, enumerate, detail, itemize
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