free/full rein

Definition of free/full rein

  1. :  the opportunity to act freely The studio gave the director free rein over the movie. Give full rein to your imagination.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having the legal and political rights of a citizen

    :  enjoying civil and political liberty

    :  enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination

  1. :  to cause to be free

    :  to relieve or rid of what restrains, confines, restricts, or embarrasses

    :  disentangle, clear

  1. :  in a free manner

    :  without charge

    :  with the wind more than six points from dead ahead

  1. :  containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

    :  complete especially in detail, number, or duration

    :  lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. :  very, extremely

    :  entirely

    :  straight, squarely

  1. :  the highest or fullest state or degree

    :  the utmost extent

  1. :  to become full

    :  to make full in sewing

  1. :  to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

  1. :  a restraining influence :  check

    :  opportunity for unhampered activity or use

  1. :  to control or direct with or as if with reins

    :  to check or stop by or as if by a pull at the reins

    :  to submit to the use of reins

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