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Definition 1: stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins - [verb of motion]

Samples where rein in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They reined in in front of the post office

Synonyms for rein in in the sense of this definition

(rein in is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

(rein in belongs to category ...) the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

Definition 2: stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins - [verb of motion]

Samples where rein in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He reined in his horses in front of the post office

Synonyms for rein in in the sense of this definition

(rein in is a kind of ...) cause to stop

"stop a car" "stop the thief"

(... is a kind of rein in ) rein in to keep from winning a race

"pull a horse"

Samples where rein in or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rein a horse

Synonyms for rein in in the sense of this definition

(rein in is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

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