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Definitions of rein:
  • noun:   one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  • noun:   any means of control
    Example: "He took up the reins of government"
  • verb:   stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
    Example: "He reined in his horses in front of the post office"
  • verb:   stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
    Example: "They reined in in front of the post office"
  • verb:   keep in check
  • verb:   control and direct with or as if by reins
    Example: "Rein a horse"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #11968)

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