Word:

Rein

Pronunciation: r?nd
n.1.The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse.
This knight laid hold upon his reyne.
- Chaucer.
2.Hence, an instrument or means of curbing, restraining, or governing; government; restraint.
To give rein
to give license to; to leave withouut restrain.
To take the reins
to take the guidance or government; to assume control.
v. t.1.To govern or direct with the reins; as, to rein a horse one way or another.
[imp. & p. p. Reined (r?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reining.]
He mounts and reins his horse.
- Chapman.
2.To restrain; to control; to check.
Being once chafed, he can not
Be reined again to temperance.
- Shak.
To rein in
a - to check the speed of, or cause to stop, by drawing the reins.
a - to cause (a person) to slow down or cease some activity; - to rein in is used commonly of superiors in a chain of command, ordering a subordinate to moderate or cease some activity deemed excessive.
v. i.1.To be guided by reins.
Noun1.rein - one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
2.rein - any means of control; "he took up the reins of government"
Verb1.rein - control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse"
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"
Synonyms: rein in
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"
Synonyms: rein in
4.rein - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
Synonyms: harness, rule
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Reimburse
Reimbursement
Reimburser
Reimplant
Reimport
Reimportation
Reimportune
Reimpose
reimposition
Reimpregnate
Reimpress
Reimpression
Reimprint
Reimprison
Reimprisonment
Reims
-- Rein --
rein in
rein orchid
rein orchis
Reinaugurate
reincarnate
reincarnation
reincarnation, cycle of
reincarnationism
Reincit
Reincorporate
Reincrease
Reincur
Reindeer
reindeer lichen
reindeer moss
Reindeer period
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