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English verb: rein in

1. rein in (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


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


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Domain categorydriving

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


SamplesRein a horse.


Synonymsdraw rein, harness, rein


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)command, control

3. rein in (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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop


Narrower (hyponym)pull









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