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Main Entry: 1rein
Pronunciation: primarystressramacrn
Function: noun
1 : a line or strap fastened to a bit on each side for controlling an animal (as a horse) -- usually used in plural
2 a : an influence that slows, limits, or holds back <kept the child under a tight rein> b : controlling or guiding power -- usually used in plural <seized the reins of government>
3 : complete freedom : SCOPE <gave full rein to her imagination>
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