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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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