reel off


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reel off something

also reel something off
1. to say a list of things quickly and easily He reeled off the names and ages of his seven grandchildren. Related vocabulary: rattle off something
2. to do something quickly and easily In the American league, Boston has reeled off four straight victories.
See also: off, reel

reel off

v.
To recite something quickly and easily: She reeled off the names of all the presidents from memory. The actor reeled his lines off without hesitating.
See also: off, reel
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Given just a few seconds he can even reel off his three favourite punk records.
Leonard, who once played a foil for ``The Three Stooges,'' can reel off bits from classic burlesque like ``Floogle Street,'' ``Lamb Chops'' and ``You Can't Get There from Here,'' from her days in vaudeville.
SIMI VALLEY - Eight-year-old Carlos Garcia can reel off the names of the planets or tell you the speed of the space shuttle, but playing with other children or following a teacher's instructions poses a puzzle.
Glasgow's McManus was then powerless to stop Small returning to reel off the next two frames for a 9-5 triumph.
But how quickly the tough times are forgotten when you reel off 22 victories over your last 24 games, including Thursday's 4-0 victory over host Los Alamitos in the Division I quarterfinals.
After losing 27-3 in its opener against Santa Ana last September, Canyons went on to reel off 10 consecutive victories and win the Western State Bowl.
Unless the Kings (29-43-5) are about to reel off five more victories to complete the regular season, the win over San Jose meant little.