[ UK /ɹˈeɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈɹeɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈɹeɪn/ ]
control and direct with or as if by reins
rein a horse
keep in check
rule one's temper
stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
He reined in his horses in front of the post office
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
- one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
any means of control
he took up the reins of government
How To Use rein In A Sentence
- The main superstructure frame is formed from reinforced concrete with post-tensioned, ribbed slab floors.
- Often the parent feels helpless and very discouraged and may also give up on the child which reinforces the child's feelings of inadequacy and may cause the child to retreat or regress further.
- Patients with primary infection tend to be clinically ‘sicker’ than those who are reinfected.
- The turning supporter facilitates the closing of the cargo container and simultaneously provides the reinforcement to the cargo container.
- It had been always understood, by watchful politicians, that the Repeal agitation slumbered only until the reinstalment of a Conservative administration. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
- Police may now reinvestigate her unsolved murder.
- A swingle-tree hung at the pole's end, and a second pair of reins was fast to the driver's seat, the four cheek-buckles lying crossed over the wheeler's backs. Ambrotox and Limping Dick
- And this is the cause that disputes with such persons are generally fruitless, especially as immixed with that intemporancy of reviling other men wherein they exceed; for if that be a way either of learning or teaching of the truth, it is what the Scripture hath not instructed us in. Pneumatologia
- Even as large numbers were reintroduced to former habitats, it was not easy to prove that they were surviving and reproducing, the true measure of the project's success.
- The parallelisms are reinforced by frequent alliteration, indicated by italics.