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rein

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Horses
reinrein1 /reɪn/ noun  1 DSH[countable usually plural] a long narrow band of leather that is fastened around a horse’s head in order to control itbridle2 give (full/free) rein to something3 give somebody (a) free rein4 keep a tight rein on somebody/something5 take/hand over the reins
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reinDespite bad moods and worse manners, the car could always be tamed by appreciation, patience and just enough rein.And the mare, as if finally understanding, begins to strain, tosses her head wildly, pulls at the reins.He dragged on the reins and drew the buggy around, flaying the horse with his whip.The ponies were growing restless, and she shook the reins and sent them on down the gentle slope towards the house.He gave me the backbone to take the reins and be assertive and a little more aggressive.SunSelect general manager, Carl Ledbetter, takes the reins of the combined unit.Meanwhile, Seb tied the reins of his horse to the back of the cart before sprinting towards the manor house.
reinrein2 verb   rein something ↔ in→ See Verb table
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reinShe was considered a wild girl who only needed reining in, and Hank was the man to do it.But Puerto Rico is relying on Big Government to rein in crime and address festering social problems in the developments.Further spotlighting that metamorphosis, Bush's budget used tones of moderation to describe its effort to rein in spending.The ruling is an important victory for groups trying to rein in such verdicts.The strategy of bartering, mentioned earlier is one way to rein in the cost of a date.After reining in the regional barons and tackling the business oligarchs, Mr Putin read the riot act to the generals.Bandelier did prompt his parents to take steps to rein Kip in.
From Longman Business Dictionaryreinrein1 /reɪn/ noun1keep a tight rein on something to control something strictlyThe finance director keeps a tight rein on spending.2take/hand over the reins to take or give someone control over an organization or countryI only took over the financial reins three weeks before the end of the financial year.reinrein2 verb rein something → in→ See Verb table
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Verb table
rein
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrein
he, she, itreins
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reined
he, she, ithas reined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rein
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reining
he, she, itis reining
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you, we, theyare reining
Past
I, he, she, itwas reining
you, we, theywere reining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reining
he, she, ithas been reining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reining
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