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Noun
Narrow straps attached to a harness to control an animal or young child
“She soon took the reins again and guided the horse back to the stables.”
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A means used or imposed to restrict or control something
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“Even though city school districts don't have annual budget votes to act as a rein on spending, they must operate within other limitations.”
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The position or place of command or leadership
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A strap or rope attached to the bridle or bit, used to control a horse, animal or young child
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A part of a device used to manage the performance of a machine or system
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Government of a country by its own people, especially after having been a colony
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Verb
Keep under control
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“However, critics would say that the failure to rein in the incomes of the rich has meant that society in Britain is no more equal than it was in 1997.”
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To allay a situation that has escalated
axeUK
axUS
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