unreel
Date: 1567 transitive verb 1. to unwind from a reel 2. to perform successfully <
unreeled a 66-yard pass play
>
3. reel off 2 <
unreeled five birdies in a row
>
intransitive verb 1. to become unwound 2. to be presented <
the dress rehearsal unreeled flawlessly
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unreel — [un rēl′] vt., vi. to unwind as from a reel …   English World dictionary

  • unreel — unreelable, adj. unreeler, n. /un reel /, v.t. 1. to unwind from or as if from a reel: to unreel some wire; to unreel a tangled skein. v.i. 2. to become unreeled. [1560 70; UN 2 + REEL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • unreel — verb To remove or uncoil from a reel …   Wiktionary

  • Unreel — Разматывать (рулон) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • unreel — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To cause (a line) to become longer and less taut: play out, unroll, unwind. See GIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • unreel — unreal …   American English homophones

  • unreel — verb unwind. ↘(of a film) wind from one reel to another during projection …   English new terms dictionary

  • unreel — un·reel …   English syllables

  • unreel — un•reel [[t]ʌnˈril[/t]] v. t. 1) to unwind from or as if from a reel 2) to become unreeled • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • unreel — /ʌnˈril/ (say un reel) verb (t) 1. to unwind (cord, cable, etc.) from a reel. –verb (i) 2. (of cord, cable, etc.) to unwind from a reel. {un 2 + reel1} –unreelable, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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