verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of rein
Synonyms for rein
Related Words for reinedcurb, restrict, suppress, repress, restriction, deterrent, line, governor, strap, harness, bridle, brake, bit, hold, check, halter, compose, halt, smother, collect
Examples from the Web for reined
Contemporary Examples of reined
Like his old man, he keeps it reined in, but when talking about fishing, a true regret seeps out.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
And both strategies have been reined in by the new police commissioner, William Bratton.NYPD Will Continue Spying in the Muslim Community With Undercovers, Informants
April 16, 2014
Winkelmann reined in Minky and pals so we could stretch our legs near “Old Bettles.”Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed
Terry Greene Sterling
April 1, 2014
Most important, we now know that street violence is not inevitable—it can be reined in.Chicago Murder Rate Surges as New York’s Drops to Record Low
July 2, 2012
He reined in federal spending by as much as $2.5 trillion and set limits for how much the nation can rack up in debt.Debt Deal’s Winners & Losers
August 2, 2011
Historical Examples of reined
He reined the pinto under the trees to look up at that tall, black mass.Way of the Lawless
Thereupon he reined his horse backward through the thickest of the crowd.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
He took off his hat to my companion, and reined in his horse.Wilfrid Cumbermede
He, too, reined up with a jolt and leaped out of the saddle.
For he reined in his horse, and waited for the officer to come up.
Word Origin for rein
c.1300, "strap fastened to a bridle," from Old French rene, resne "reins, bridle strap, laces" (Modern French rêne), probably from Vulgar Latin *retina "a bond, check," back-formation from Latin retinere "hold back" (see retain). To give something free rein is originally of horses.
c.1300, from rein (n.). Figurative extension "put a check on" first recorded 1580s. Related: Reined; reining. To rein up "halt" (1550s) is from the way to make a horse stop by pulling up on the reins.
see draw in the reins; free hand (rein) tight rein on.