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
- See rein in
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
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