draw rein

restrain with a bridle; slow down; stop

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw rein — index check (restrain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • draw rein — verb control and direct with or as if by reins (Freq. 1) rein a horse • Syn: ↑harness, ↑rein in, ↑rein • Derivationally related forms: ↑rein (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw rein — Brit. stop one s horse. → rein …   English new terms dictionary

  • draw rein — idi to curtail one s speed or progress; halt …   From formal English to slang

  • rein — [rān] n. [ME rene < OFr resne < VL * retina < L retinere: see RETAIN] 1. a narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal usually used in pl.: see… …   English World dictionary

  • Draw reins and running reins — Running reins, a style also sometimes called a German martingale or Market Harborough. Horse is also wearing a tongue tie, which is not usually standard equipment. Draw reins and running reins are pieces of riding equipment used for training that …   Wikipedia

  • draw — v. & n. v. (past drew; past part. drawn) 1 tr. pull or cause to move towards or after one. 2 tr. pull (a thing) up, over, or across. 3 tr. pull (curtains etc.) open or shut. 4 tr. take (a person) aside, esp. to talk to. 5 tr. attract; bring to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rein in — verb 1. stop or slow up one s horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins (Freq. 2) They reined in in front of the post office • Syn: ↑rein • Derivationally related forms: ↑rein (for: ↑rein) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rein — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. curb, check, control; (pl.) lines, restraint, guidance. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bridle strap, line, control; see halter 1 , restraint 2 . • draw rein or [m1]• draw in the reins, Syn. slow down, cease …   English dictionary for students

  • rein — reinless, adj. /rayn/, n. 1. Often, reins. a leather strap, fastened to each end of the bit of a bridle, by which the rider or driver controls a horse or other animal by pulling so as to exert pressure on the bit. See illus. under harness. 2. any …   Universalium

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