rein in

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To stop or slow something, by exercising control
To stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins
To rein in something means to control it. His administration's economic policy would focus on reining in inflation Mary spoiled both her children, then tried too late to rein them in
cause a horse to slow down or stop by pulling on the reins; cause oneself to slow down or stop; guide or control with or as with a set of reins
Alternative spelling of rein in
curb
rein in

    Turkish pronunciation

    reyn în

    Pronunciation

    /ˈrān ən/ /ˈreɪn ɪn/

    Etymology

    [ 'rAn ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English reine, from Middle French rene, from Vulgar Latin retina, from Latin retinEre to restrain; more at RETAIN.

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