Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rein_in

3 senses of rein in

Sense 1
rein, rein in -- (stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office")
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 2
harness, rein in, draw rein, rein -- (control and direct with or as if by reins; "rein a horse")
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 3
rein, rein in -- (stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins; "He reined in his horses in front of the post office")
       => stop -- (cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief")

2021, Cloud WordNet Browser