New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: reign · reins · renin · resin · rain · ruin · vein · refit · relic · remit
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rein

1 nounsrian masc1  c m ushe had the pony on a rein bhí an capaillín ar srian aici, bhí an capaillín ar ghreim sriain aici 2 verb TRANSITIVEhe reined his horse tharraing sé ar shrian an chapaillI reined my horse beside a wall thiomáin mé mo chapall isteach le taobh balla

reins

nounúim fem3  c m uadhastar masc1  c m uthe child was wearing reins bhí úim ar an bpáiste

the reins

nounthe reins of government cumhacht an rialtais, ceannas an rialtaisshe took over the reins last year tháinig sí i gceannas anuraidhhe seized the reins of power tháinig sé i gcumhacht, ghlac sé an chumhacht chuige féin
phrasal verbs

rein back

(v + adv) TRANSITIVEsrian verb  c m usrian a chur legearr siar arsmacht a choimeád arsmacht a choinneáil arthey reined back spending chuir siad srian leis an gcaiteachas, ghearr siad siar ar an gcaiteachasshe reined back her anger chuir sí srian lena cuid feirge

rein in

1 (v + adv) limit, control TRANSITIVEsrian a chur legearr siar arsmacht a choimeád arsmacht a choinneáil arthey reined in the extremists choinnigh siad smacht ar na hantoiscighthe government reined in TD expenses chuir an rialtas srian le liúntais na dTeachtaí Dála 2 (v + adv) stop, slow down
TRANSITIVEsrian a chur lesrian verb  c m utabhair ar a araíonachahe reined in the horse shrian sé an capall, thug sé an capall ar a araíonacha
INTRANSITIVEsrian verb  c m ushe reined in chuir sí srian leis an gcapall

rein up

(v + adv)
TRANSITIVEI reined up my horse stop mé an capall leis an srian
INTRANSITIVEshe reined up outside stop sí a capall taobh amuigh
phrases

to draw rein

he drew rein at the wall stop sé ag an mballa

to give rein to sth

(also

to give full rein to sth

) scaoileadh le rudhe gave rein to his frustration scaoil sé amach a chuid frustrachais, lig sé lena racht frustrachais

to keep a tight rein on sb/sth

smacht a choinneáil ar dhuine/rudsrian a choimeád ar dhuine/rudthey keep a tight rein on the media coinníonn siad smacht ar na meáin, bíonn siad an-dian ar na meáin