rein sth in Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “rein sth in” in the English Dictionary

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rein sth in

phrasal verb with rein uk   us   /reɪn/ verb

rein sth in (HORSE)

to make a ​horse go more ​slowly or ​stop by ​pulling on ​itsreins

rein sth in (ACTIVITY)

(also rein sth back) to ​control an ​emotion, ​activity, or ​situation to ​prevent it from ​becoming too ​powerful: We ​tried to ​rein in ​ourexcitement and ​curiosity. Reports today ​suggestconsumers are already reining back ​spending.
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