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give\ rein\ to

• give rein to
• give free rein to
v. phr.
To remove all restrictions or limitations from someone or something.

When she wrote her first mystery novel, the talented novelist gave rein to her imagination.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • give rein — see ↑give line above. • • • Main Entry: ↑give …   Useful english dictionary

  • give rein to — phrasal : to give freedom, unlimited scope, or full course to gave full rein to his mingled exasperation and boredom S.H.Adams the military forces given free rein to quell the rebellion Virginia Valentine giving free rein to his commanding… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give rein to — or[give free rein to] {v. phr.} To remove all restrictions or limitations from someone or something. * /When she wrote her first mystery novel, the talented novelist gave rein to her imagination./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give rein to — or[give free rein to] {v. phr.} To remove all restrictions or limitations from someone or something. * /When she wrote her first mystery novel, the talented novelist gave rein to her imagination./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give rein to — allow to move freely, allow to act without restraints, set free …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To give rein — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give rein — Rein Rein (r?n), n. [F. r[^e]ne, fr. (assumed) LL. retina, fr. L. retinere to hold back. See {Retain}.] 1. The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse. [1913 Webster] This… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rein — (r?n), n. [F. r[^e]ne, fr. (assumed) LL. retina, fr. L. retinere to hold back. See {Retain}.] 1. The strap of a bridle, fastened to the curb or snaffle on each side, by which the rider or driver governs the horse. [1913 Webster] This knight laid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give\ free\ rein\ to — • give rein to • give free rein to v. phr. To remove all restrictions or limitations from someone or something. When she wrote her first mystery novel, the talented novelist gave rein to her imagination …   Словарь американских идиом


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