German translation of 'rein'
- (literal, figurative)
⇒ to keep a tight rein on sb/sth(literal, figurative)
bei jdm/etw die Zügel kurz halten
⇒ to give free rein to sb/sth,
⇒ to allow or give sb/sth free rein(figurative)
jdm/einer Sache freien Lauf lassen
⇒ to give sb free rein to do sth
jdm freie Hand lassen, etw zu tun
Example Sentences Including 'rein'
She opened it wider, allowing the sweet spring breeze free rein to play with her hair.Death of a Nymph
He was gripping his hands together tightly, as though concerned about something, holding tight rein on himself.A Trout in the Milk
I was going crazy thinking about him, worrying about him, what was he up to, what was James up to without me there to rein things in.THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE (2002)
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Translation of rein from the Collins English to German Dictionary