rein - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlereining
past tensereined
past participlereined

phrasal verb

rein in

present tense
I/you/we/theyrein in
he/she/itreins in
present participlereining in
past tensereined in
past participlereined in
  1. 1

    rein in


    rein back

    [transitive] to limit or control something that has developed too much or has continued for too long

    France has asked its EU partners to rein in their criticism of nuclear testing.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a horse stop or go more slowly by pulling its reins
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