rein

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural.
rein(
reyn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (horseback riding)
a. la rienda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The rider pulled on the reins, and the horse came to a stop.El jinete tiró de las riendas, y el caballo se detuvo.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(power)
a. la rienda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
If an egomaniac like that takes the reins of this country, we are in deep trouble.Si un ególatra como ese toma las riendas de este país, vamos a tener un problema muy grave.
b. el control
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It's kind of creepy how Felix has such a tight rein on his girlfriend.Es inquietante que Felix tenga tanto control sobre a su novia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to restrain; used with "in" or "back")
a. frenar
We're going to have to rein in our spending a little over the next few months.Vamos a tener que frenar los gastos un poco en los meses que vienen.
b. contener
Sam had to rein back her annoyance so she didn't spoil her mother's birthday meal.Sam tuvo que contener su enojo para no estropear la comida de cumpleaños de su madre.
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rein
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (also fig)
a. la rienda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
to give somebody free rein to do somethingdar carta blanca a alguien para hacer algo
3. (fig)
a.
to give free rein to one's imaginationdar rienda suelta a la imaginación
4. (fig)
a.
to keep a tight rein on somethingllevar algo muy controlado
to keep a tight rein on somebodyatar corto a alguien
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
rein [reɪn]
noun
(usu pl) rienda (f)
the reins of government las riendas del gobierno; to draw rein detenerse; tirar de la rienda; also to keep a tight rein on sb refrenar a algn; we must keep a tight rein on expenditure tenemos que restringir los gastos; to give sb free rein dar rienda suelta a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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