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English noun: rein

1. rein (artifact) one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse


Broader (hypernym)strap


Narrower (hyponym)bearing rein, checkrein, leading rein


Part meronymbridle

2. rein (attribute) any means of control


SamplesHe took up the reins of government.


Broader (hypernym)control


English verb: rein

1. rein (social) control and direct with or as if by reins


SamplesRein a horse.


Synonymsdraw rein, harness, rein in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)command, control

2. rein (motion) stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins


SamplesThey reined in in front of the post office.


Synonymsrein in


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Domain categorydriving

3. rein (motion) stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins


SamplesHe reined in his horses in front of the post office.


Synonymsrein in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop


Narrower (hyponym)pull

4. rein (change) keep in check


SamplesRule one's temper.


Synonymsharness, rule


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel









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