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  • verb To stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins
  • verb idiomatic To stop or slow something, by exercising control.

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  • verb stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins
  • verb stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
  • verb control and direct with or as if by reins


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