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1rein/ˈreɪn/noun
pluralreins
1rein
/ˈreɪn/
noun
pluralreins
Learner's definition of REIN  
[count]
: a strap that is fastened to a device (called a bridle) placed on the head of an animal (such as a horse) and that is used to guide and control the animal— usually plural
— see picture at horse
: the ability to limit or control something
   b : the power to guide or control someone or something— usually plural

free/full rein

: the opportunity to act freely
2rein/ˈreɪn/verb
reinsreinedreining
2rein
/ˈreɪn/
verb
reinsreinedreining
Learner's definition of REIN  

rein in

[phrasal verb]
rein (someone or something) in or rein in (someone or something) 
: to limit or control (someone or something)
: to make (an animal) stop by using reins
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