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keeping tight rein on

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Synonyms for keeping tight rein on

verb repress, restrict
  • constrain
  • contain
  • control
  • hamper
  • hinder
  • hold down
  • impede
  • inhibit
  • restrain
  • suppress
  • tame
  • abstain
  • bit
  • bridle
  • check
  • clog
  • cook
  • deny
  • fetter
  • hobble
  • hog-tie
  • ice
  • leash
  • manacle
  • moderate
  • muzzle
  • refrain
  • retard
  • scrub
  • shackle
  • subdue
  • tie
  • withhold
  • bottle up
  • box in
  • bring to screeching halt
  • cool down
  • cool off
  • entrammel
  • hold back
  • hold in
  • keep lid on
  • keep tight rein on
  • rein in
  • send up
  • tie up

Antonyms for keeping tight rein on

  • advance
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • encourage
  • facilitate
  • forward
  • free
  • help
  • let go
  • permit
  • promote
  • release
  • go ahead
  • incite
  • indulge
  • liberate
  • loose
  • loosen
  • foster
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.