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Synonyms for rein

give (a) free rein to something or someone

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  • give a free hand (to)
  • give carte blanche (to)
  • give a blank cheque (to)
  • remove restraints (from)
  • indulge
  • let go
  • give way to
  • give (someone) his or her head

rein something in or back: check

rein something in or back: bridle

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Synonyms for rein

one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

any means of control

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control and direct with or as if by reins

stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

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stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins

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Comme je l'ai explique, les reins assurent de nombreux roles, la perte de leurs capacites de leur fonction entraine des complications diverses multiples, variees, de gravite importante et en faire le listing de ces complications necessiterait beaucoup de temps.
As in reining, the rider controls the horse as much as possible with his or her legs, keeping the reins slack.
Reins let the operator drive this mechanized horse just as he would a live one.
Reins President Tomoyoshi Nishiyama said, ''We will do our utmost to foster the convenience business into our firm's core sector along with the food business.
On the walk back to the stable, he would inexplicably gather the reins in his free hand and slap them repeatedly against the saddle.
The press did criticize him for not turning over the reins sooner--it's out of the paradigm that public companies expect," says Carlson Nelson.
He kept a loose hand on the reins, preferring to allow the Holy Spirit to be in control.
She also reprises my personal favorite, "Pullin' Back the Reins," and comparing the new version with the 1989 original (from Absolute Torch and Twang) illustrates the progress k.
Congress should tighten those reins by exercising its oversight authority and forsake the temptation to mandate further collection of consumer information by a national Internet sales-tax scheme or other means.
Hold the reins in front of you, a few inches above the horse's back.
New President Tom Garrett Takes the Reins As Nation's Largest
Pour bien comprendre la situation qui est la notre et mieux apprehender la problematique du don et de la greffe d'organes, il faut savoir par exemple qu'en 2014, les hopitaux autorises a pratiquer les greffes d'organes n'ont pu realiser que 370 greffes de cornees, 56 greffes de reins et 57 greffes moelles osseuses, alors que le besoin est de 1.
Such a fixture would require special equipment, like jumping reins for example, and that is exactly what Harris used on his runner Rise To Glory.
10 will cost Reins, known for its Gyu-Kaku ''yakiniku'' restaurant chain, a total of 2.
Richard ``Dick'' Reynolds assumed command Friday of the Air Force Flight Test Center, taking the reins of Edwards just as the base is preparing for a surge in its workload.