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rein

 (rān)
n.
1. Either of two long narrow straps attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal: The left rein slipped out of the driver's hands. The rider pulled on the reins, and the horse began to slow down.
2. A means of restraining or checking: kept a tight rein on expenditures.
3. often reins A means of controlling or directing: the reins of government.
v. reined, rein·ing, reins
v.tr.
1. To check or hold back by the use of reins. Often used with in or up: reined in the horse.
2. To restrain or control. Often used with in: "a team of strong personalities who would test the limits of prudence unless kept firmly reined in" (Tim Zimmerman).
v.intr.
To control a horse, for example, with reins. Often used with in or up.
Idioms:
draw rein
To stop a horse, for example, by pulling on the reins.
draw in the reins
1. To slow down or stop a horse or other animal by putting pressure on the reins.
2. To restrain or control.
give free/full rein to
To release from restraints; allow to go unchecked: gave free rein to her emotions.

[Middle English, from Old French resne, reine, from Vulgar Latin *retina, from Latin retinēre, to retain; see retain.]

rein

(reɪn)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (often plural) one of a pair of long straps, usually connected together and made of leather, used to control a horse, running from the side of the bit or the headstall to the hand of the rider, driver, or trainer
2. a similar device used to control a very young child
3. any form or means of control: to take up the reins of government.
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the direction in which a rider turns (in phrases such as on a left (or right) rein, change the rein)
5. something that restrains, controls, or guides
6. give free rein give a free rein to allow considerable freedom; remove restraints
7. keep a tight rein on to control carefully; limit: we have to keep a tight rein on expenditure.
8. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) on a long rein with the reins held loosely so that the horse is relatively unconstrained
9. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) shorten the reins to take up the reins so that the distance between hand and bit is lessened, in order that the horse may be more collected
vb
10. (tr) to check, restrain, hold back, or halt with or as if with reins
11. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to control or guide (a horse) with a rein or reins: they reined left.
[C13: from Old French resne, from Latin retinēre to hold back, from re- + tenēre to hold; see restrain]
Usage: See at reign

rein

(reɪn)

n.
1. Often, reins. a leather strap fastened to each end of the bit of a bridle, by which the rider or driver controls a horse or other animal.
2. any of certain other straps or thongs forming part of a harness.
3. a means of curbing, controlling, or directing; check; restraint.
4. reins, the controlling or directing power: the reins of government.
v.t.
5. to check or guide (a horse or other animal) by exerting pressure on a bridle bit by means of the reins.
6. to curb; restrain; control.
v.i.
7. to rein a horse or other animal.
8. to obey the reins.
Idioms:
1. draw rein, to curtail one's speed or progress; halt.
2. give (free) rein to, to give complete freedom to; indulge freely.
[1300–50; (n.) rene < OF re(s)ne < Vulgar Latin *retina, n. derivative of Latin retinēre to hold back, retain]

rein


Past participle: reined
Gerund: reining

Imperative
rein
rein
Present
I rein
you rein
he/she/it reins
we rein
you rein
they rein
Preterite
I reined
you reined
he/she/it reined
we reined
you reined
they reined
Present Continuous
I am reining
you are reining
he/she/it is reining
we are reining
you are reining
they are reining
Present Perfect
I have reined
you have reined
he/she/it has reined
we have reined
you have reined
they have reined
Past Continuous
I was reining
you were reining
he/she/it was reining
we were reining
you were reining
they were reining
Past Perfect
I had reined
you had reined
he/she/it had reined
we had reined
you had reined
they had reined
Future
I will rein
you will rein
he/she/it will rein
we will rein
you will rein
they will rein
Future Perfect
I will have reined
you will have reined
he/she/it will have reined
we will have reined
you will have reined
they will have reined
Future Continuous
I will be reining
you will be reining
he/she/it will be reining
we will be reining
you will be reining
they will be reining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reining
you have been reining
he/she/it has been reining
we have been reining
you have been reining
they have been reining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reining
you will have been reining
he/she/it will have been reining
we will have been reining
you will have been reining
they will have been reining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reining
you had been reining
he/she/it had been reining
we had been reining
you had been reining
they had been reining
Conditional
I would rein
you would rein
he/she/it would rein
we would rein
you would rein
they would rein
Past Conditional
I would have reined
you would have reined
he/she/it would have reined
we would have reined
you would have reined
they would have reined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rein - one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horserein - one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
bearing rein, checkrein - a rein designed to keep the horse's head in the desired position
bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
leading rein - rein to direct the horse's head left or right
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
2.rein - any means of control; "he took up the reins of government"
control - power to direct or determine; "under control"
Verb1.rein - control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
2.rein - stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
stop, halt - come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window"
3.rein - stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
pull - rein in to keep from winning a race; "pull a horse"
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
4.rein - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

rein

noun
1. control, harness, bridle, hold, check, restriction, brake, curb, restraint He wrapped his horse's reins round his left wrist.
give (a) free rein to something or someone give a free hand (to), give carte blanche (to), give a blank cheque (to), remove restraints (from), indulge, let go, give way to, give (someone) his or her head They gave him a free rein with time to mould a decent side.
rein something in or back
1. check, control, limit, contain, master, curb, restrain, hold back, constrain, bridle, keep in check He promised the government would rein back inflation.
2. bridle, slow down, restrain, hold back, subdue, keep under control She reined in the horse.

rein

verb
To control, restrict, or arrest.Back, in, or up:
Translations
زِمام، مَقاليد
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seletømme
gyeplõ
beislitaumur
laikyti už vadeliųpavadėlisvadelės
grožimazbērna pavadiņapavada
opratyšíry
vajet
çocuk dizginleridizgin

rein

[reɪn] N (usu pl) → rienda f
the reins of government (fig) → las riendas del gobierno
to draw reindetenerse, tirar de la rienda (also fig)
to keep a tight rein on sb (fig) → refrenar a algn
we must keep a tight rein on expendituretenemos que restringir los gastos
to give sb free rein (fig) → dar rienda suelta a algn
rein back VT + ADVrefrenar
rein in
A. VT + ADVrefrenar
B. VI + ADVdetenerse

rein

[ˈreɪn] n
(for horse)rêne f
the reins → les rênes
(fig) to give sb free rein, to give free rein to sb → donner carte blanche à qn
to keep a tight rein on sth → exercer un contrôle strict sur qch
rein in
vt sep
[+ enthusiasm, temper] → réfréner
[+ costs, inflation] → mettre un frein à

rein

n (lit, fig)Zügel m; reins (for child) → Laufgurt m; to hold the reins (lit, fig)die Zügel or das Heft in der Hand haben; he kept the horse on a long/short reiner ließ die Zügel lang/hielt die Zügel kurz; to keep a tight rein on somebody/something (lit, fig)bei jdm/etw die Zügel kurzhalten; to give free rein to somebody/something, to allow or give somebody/something free rein (fig)jdm/einer Sache freien Lauf lassen; to give somebody free rein to do somethingjdm freie Hand lassen, etw zu tun

rein

[reɪn] n (for horse) → redine f, briglia
to keep a tight rein on sb (fig) → tenere a freno qn
to give sb free rein (fig) → lasciare completa libertà a qn
rein back vi + advindietreggiare
rein in vt + advtrattenere (tirando le briglie); (expenditure) → limitare

rein

(rein) noun
1. (usually in plural) one of two straps attached to a bridle for guiding a horse.
2. (in plural) straps fitted round a toddler so that he can be prevented from straying in the street etc.
rein in
to stop or restrain (a horse etc) by pulling on its reins.
References in classic literature ?
But having given the rein to her lively fancy, it galloped away with her at a great pace, and common sense, being rather weakened by a long course or romance writing, did not come to the rescue.
He was still walking beside her, with his hand on her bridle rein, partly to lead her horse over some boulders in the trail, and partly to conceal his first embarrassment.
First-rate, sir," answered John; "he is as fleet as a deer, and has a fine spirit too; but the lightest touch of the rein will guide him.
All that interested her in regard to this new frenzy which had seized hold of her son-in-law was whether or not it had a tendency to make him sober and industrious; and when she found he intended to look for work and to contribute his share to the family fund, she gave him full rein to convince her of anything.
said Sam, putting Haley's rein in his hand, and holding his stirrup, while Andy was untying the other two horses.
We traveled pretty fast, and finally drew rein some time after dark at a roadside inn some ten or twelve miles from the scene of our troubles.
I saw her nod to the people of the house, and rein up her mule, and put her hand up to shield her eyes from the sun.
Some years older than I, she knew more of the world, and could tell me many things I liked to hear: with her my curiosity found gratification: to my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.
The carriage stopped as soon as the driver could rein in his horses, and the same voice called to me by my name.
Why that horse,' said the carrier, jerking the rein to point him out, 'would be deader than pork afore he got over half the ground.
Repeatedly he was by her side, and, neglecting his own defence, held before her the fence of his triangular steel-plated shield; and anon starting from his position by her, he cried his war-cry, dashed forward, struck to earth the most forward of the assailants, and was on the same instant once more at her bridle rein.
How can you do anything, unless you can spin round at once when the rein is pressed on your neck?