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rein -- as in: to rein in their activities
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  • He leaped from the buggy, twisted the reins about the whip-socket, swung her out, caught up his gun, slipped in two shells, stalked toward the rigid dog, Carol pattering after him.
  • He bent forward, the reins firm in his coonskin gauntlets.
  • He pulled at the reins.

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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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