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refrenar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (reprimir, moderar)rein in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  restrain, curb vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  hold in check v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  contain vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Con un grito refrenó las protestas.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. The police reined in the protesters with threats of jail time.
refrenar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("[b]di[/b] la verdad", "[b]encontré[/b] una moneda"). (controlar al caballo)rein in, rein back vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Refrenó al caballo tirando de las riendas.
 He reined in the horse with a tug on the reins.
 
Additional Translations
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refrenarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (contenerse, controlarse) (not speak)bite your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  hold back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  refrain viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Se refrenó al hablar aunque estaba furioso.
 He bit his tongue even though he was furious.
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