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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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Moby Dick
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  • But suddenly reined back by some counter thought, he hurried towards the helm, huskily demanding how the ship was heading.

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  • The court reined in agency power—describing it as out of control.
  • She took up the reins of government.

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