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reins

 
Noun rein has 2 senses
  1. rein - one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
    --1 is a kind of
    power, powerfulness; strap; power, powerfulness; strap
    --1 is a part of bridle
    --1 has particulars: bearing rein, checkrein; leading rein
    Derived forms: verb rein3, verb rein2, verb rein1
  2. rein - any means of control; "he took up the reins of government"
    --2 is a kind of
    control; control
    Derived form: verb rein4
Verb rein has 4 senses
  1. harness, rein in, draw rein, rein - control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
    --1 is one way to control, command
    Derived form: noun rein1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. rein, rein in - 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"
    --2 is one way to stop, halt
    Derived form: noun rein1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. rein, rein in - stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
    --3 is one way to stop
    Derived form: noun rein1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. rule, harness, rein - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
    --4 is one way to restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle
    Derived form: noun rein2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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