[ UK /ɹˈe‍ɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈɹeɪn/ ]
  1. control and direct with or as if by reins
    rein a horse
  2. keep in check
    rule one's temper
  3. stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
    He reined in his horses in front of the post office
  4. 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
  1. one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  2. any means of control
    he took up the reins of government
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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.
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