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Definition of "reel in" [reel in]

  • To bring (a fish etc.) out of the water by winding the reel. (verb)
  • To bring in (e.g. by attractive offers or persuasion) (verb)

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Use "reel in" in a sentence
  • "I sensed the room reel in shock that I had dared to interrupt Sunil Askari."
  • "Her quick mind could reel in a tarpon where her red mouth couldn't."
  • "Two pipers in the complex, light-blue-based Anderson tartan were standing on a rickety dais at one end of the hall, piping a cheerful reel in perfect synchrony, sandy hair on end, sweat running down ruddy faces."