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Noun
Sovereignty, power or control
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Noun
Situation of control
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Plural for 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.”
Noun
Plural for 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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Plural for the position or place of command or leadership
Noun
Plural for a part of a device used to manage the performance of a machine or system
Noun
Plural for independence
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.”
Verb
To allay a situation that has escalated
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