[ ree-ling ]
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  1. staggering or swaying; unable to walk straight because of a blow, intoxication, etc.: It seemed as if a reeling, drunken giant had set the route for the race—it was so full of twists and turns.

  2. in a state of mental or emotional shock; overwhelmed: As a reeling nation mourns its dead, investigators are trying to determine whether anyone was aware of the homicidal plan.

Origin of reeling


Words Nearby reeling Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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