Synonyms of reel in English:

reel


See definition of reel

verb

1‘Cormack reeled as the ship began to roll’

SYNONYMS

stagger, lurch, sway, rock, stumble, totter, wobble, falter, waver, swerve, pitch, roll

2‘the Government was still reeling from the currency crisis’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

go round, go round and round, whirl, spin, revolve, gyrate, swirl, twirl, turn, wheel, swim


Phrases

    reel something off

      ‘he reeled off a choice string of unpleasant epithets’

      SYNONYMS

      recite, rattle off, loose off, fire off, list rapidly, run through, enumerate, detail, itemize

      informal

      spiel off