Reined
Rein Rein, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reined} (r?nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reining}.] 1. To govern or direct with the reins; as, to rein a horse one way or another. [1913 Webster]

He mounts and reins his horse. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

2. To restrain; to control; to check. [1913 Webster]

Being once chafed, he can not Be reined again to temperance. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To rein in} or {To rein up}, (a) to check the speed of, or cause to stop, by drawing the reins. Hence, (a) to cause (a person) to slow down or cease some activity; -- to rein in is used commonly of superiors in a chain of command, ordering a subordinate to moderate or cease some activity deemed excessive. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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