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    Post Reel

    After the Mumbai terror attack, I have seen on the news a lot of usage of the verb to reel. Could you explain the meaning and how could it be used?
    Thanks, Marcos


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    Re: Reel

    Quote Originally Posted by marcos guimaraes View Post
    After the Mumbai terror attack, I have seen on the news a lot of usage of the verb to reel. Could you explain the meaning and how could it be used?
    Thanks, Marcos
    Perhaps you could post a specific example?

    Matthew Balson
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    Re: Reel

    Example found in Times of India July 13 2009.
    "Here is some good news for residents of secondary cities and rural areas reeling under severe power cuts."
    What is the meaning of reel in this context?
    Marcos Guimaraes.
    Last edited by marcos guimaraes; 13-Jul-2009 at 13:42.

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    Re: Reel

    1-To be thrown off balance or fall back.
    2- To move or walk in a very unsteady way, for example, beacuse off being drunk or have been hit
    " I hit him hard, sending him reeling backwords " -----> this is from oxford univeristy dictionary I got on my notbook computer.

    I think you can guess the meaning, then


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    Re: Reel

    Hi Ruba, thanks but did you see the example given in my previous post? I am still in doubt what it is meaning.

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    Re: Reel

    well, I translated it to arabic with google , it gives the meaning " go through" severe power cuts.....

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