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Definition of rein back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


rein back

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    rein somebody/somethingback


    rein somethingin

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  1. 1to start to control someone or something more strictly synonym check We need to rein back public spending. She kept her emotions tightly reined in.
  2. 2to stop a horse or make it go more slowly by pulling back the reins
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rein back