rein in

Definition of rein in

  1. 1 :  to limit or control (someone or something) Congress must rein in spending. You had better rein that kid in before she gets hurt.

  2. 2 :  to make (an animal) stop by using reins The rider reined in his horse.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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