- to give way or fall back; sway, waver, or stagger as from being struck
- to lurch or stagger about, as from drunkenness or dizziness
- to go around and around; whirl
- to feel dizzy; have a sensation of spinning or whirling
ME relen < the n.: from the sensation of whirling
a reeling motion; whirl, stagger, etc.
ME rele < OE hreol: see reel