rein is the dictionary form of reining Definition of rein
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[ noun ] one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
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[ verb ] control and direct with or as if by reins; as of a horse
3
[ verb ] stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins

Synonyms

rein_in

Examples

"He reined in his horses in front of the post office"

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[ verb ] stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

Synonyms

rein_in

Examples

"They reined in in front of the post office"

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[ verb ] keep in check

Synonyms

harness rule

Examples

"rule one's temper"

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11968
7
[ noun ] any means of control

Examples

"he took up the reins of government"

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