Synonyms of rein
controlDictionary • He wrapped his horse's reins round his left wrist.
control • There are to be tighter controls on land speculation.
bridle • She dismounted and took her horse's bridle.
hold • It's always useful to have a hold over people.
check • There is no check on the flood of new immigrants arriving in the country.
restriction • the relaxation of travel restrictions
brake • Illness had put a brake on his progress.
curb • He called for much stricter curbs on immigration.
restraint • Criminals could cross into the country without restraint.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ rein someone in
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brakeYou can use brake in a number of expressions to indicate that something has slowed down or stopped.
• Illness had put a brake on his progress.
bridleA bridle is a set of straps that is put around a horse's head and mouth so that the person riding or driving the horse can control it.
• She dismounted and took her horse's bridle.
• There is no check on the flood of new immigrants arriving in the country.
Thesaurus for rein from the Collins English Thesaurus
one of a pair of long straps, usually connected together and made of leather, used to control a horse, running from the side of the bit or the headstall to the hand of the rider, driver, or trainer
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