rein up

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To stop, to halt riding a horse by pulling on the reins.
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He said to himself that no doubt they would save her; the doctors would discover some remedy surely. He remembered all the miraculous cures he had been told about. Then she appeared to him dead. She was there; before his eyes, lying on her back in the middle of the road. He reined up, and the hallucination disappeared.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'rein up':

rein upTo fit reins on
rein upTo stop, to cause to come to a halt.
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