reel

reel(
ril
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (spool)
a. el carrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Virginia put the reels on her vintage tape recorder and listened to some jazz from the forties.Virginia colocó los carretes en la grabadora antigua y escuchó un poco de jazz de los años cuarenta.
b. la bobina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Jane used a whole reel of thread while making the wedding dress.Jane usó una bobina entera de hilo al hacer el vestido de novia.
2. (fishing)
a. el carrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He could feel a fish tugging on the line, so he wound the reel to see what he'd caught.Sintió que un pez tiraba de la línea, así que enrolló el carrete para ver qué había pescado.
3. (film)
a. el rollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The movie is so long that they have to switch reels half way through when showing it.La película es tan larga que tienen que cambiar de rollo a la mitad de la proyección.
b. el carrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I shot 15 reels of film on my trip.Tomé 15 carretes de película en el viaje.
4. (dance)
a. la danza escocesa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Aileen danced a reel with a young man in Edinburgh.Aileen bailó una danza escocesa con un joven en Edimburgo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to stagger)
a. tambalearse
After drinking a lot, he left the bar reeling.Después de beber muchísimo, se fue del bar tambaleándose.
6. (to be shaken)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Matt is still reeling from his car accident this morning.Matt todavía no se ha repuesto de su accidente de auto de esta mañana.
The country was reeling from the assasination when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald.El país aun sufría el impacto del asesinato cuando Jack Ruby le disparó a Lee Harvey Oswald.
7. (to spin)
a. dar vueltas
I can't believe a slimeball like him won. My head is reeling.No me puedo creer que un canalla como él haya ganado. Me da vueltas la cabeza.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
8. (to wind)
a. enrollar
Ted reeled the line, bringing the wriggling fish toward him.Ted enrolló el sedal y trajo el pez que se retorcía hacia él.
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reel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for tape, cable, fishing line)
a. la carrete m, bobina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of cinema film)
a. el rollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (for thread) (United Kingdom)
a. el carrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (dance, music)
a. danza escocesa o irlandesa
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (sway)
a. tambalearse
my head is reelingme da vueltas la cabeza
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reel [riːl]
noun
1 (for cable, hose) rollo (m); (for tape recorder, in fishing) carrete (m); (for thread) carrete (m); bobina (f); (Fot) (for small camera) carrete (m); rollo (m); [of cine film] cinta (f)
scenes on film a 30m reel of cable keep hoses tidily coiled on a hose reel we'd sat and sat with rod and reel and fished in vain he walked purposefully to the recorder and removed the reel of tape reels of magnetic tape were piled high on his desk where can I buy /a reel of cotton/? one whole reel of film had been printed backwards he got up to change the reel I shall not reveal the movie's final reel the show was interrupted in the middle of a reel why didn't they just blow him up in the first reel and be done with it? off the reel about 20 right off the reel with a breeze like this I have seen her run twelve knots off the reel
2 (Mús) (dance) baile escocés
footage of the Royal Family dancing Scottish reels at Balmoral
transitive verb
(wind) [+thread, fishing line, film, tape] enrollar; devanar;
intransitive verb
1 (sway, stagger) tambalear(se)
he was sent reeling by a blow to the head un golpe en la cabeza hizo que se tambaleara; he was reeling about drunkenly caminaba tambaleándose; caminaba haciendo eses (informal); he lost his balance and reeled backwards perdió el equilibrio y se fue para atrás
he never saw the punch coming - /blood trickled into his mouth as he reeled backwards/ I stood up and almost fell, reeling against the deck rail she gave him a smack in the face that sent him reeling off the pavement he went reeling down the street
2 (be shaken)
our troops were reeling under the enemy bombardment nuestras tropas sufrían el impacto del bombardeo enemigo; I'm still reeling from the shock todavía no me he recuperado del susto
it left us reeling with disbelief the last 10 days have left investors reeling the people of Estonia reeled in shock as the price of basic foodstuffs doubled the news sent share prices reeling we reeled [at] the news I reeled at the very thought the country reeled in shock and disbelief at the announcement
3 (spin) [+mind, head, brain] dar vueltas
the room reeled before her eyes la habitación le daba vueltas
my head is reeling his mind still reeled with the things he had heard his mind reeled at the question my brain reeled with all my plans for the new house to [make] sb's mind reel
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