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I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.
Leni Riefenstahl

Meaning of "give free rein" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIVE FREE REIN

give free rein play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIVE FREE REIN

give a person five
give a person his due
give a person what for
give a toss
give a wide berth to
give as good as one gets
give away
give battle
give birth
give chase
give ground
give guard
give head
give hostages to fortune
give in
give it heaps
give it hot
give it up for someone
give me
give odds

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIVE FREE REIN

Bahrein
bearing rein
checkrein
grein
herein
kallikrein
leading rein
murein
on a long rein
rein
serein
therein
Turnverein
unrein
wherein
Zollverein

Synonyms and antonyms of give free rein in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «give free rein» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIVE FREE REIN

Find out the translation of give free rein to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of give free rein from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «give free rein» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

放手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dar rienda suelta
570 millions of speakers

English

give free rein
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वतंत्र लगाम दे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إطلاق العنان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дать волю
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dar livre curso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিনামূল্যে লাইন দিতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donner libre cours
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memberi pengecualian percuma
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

freien Lauf lassen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行動の自由を与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무제한의 자유 를 제공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menehi rein free
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho tự do hoàn toàn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இலவச தடையைக் கொடுக்கவும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्री लाईन द्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Serbest dizgin vermek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dare libero sfogo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dać upust
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дати волю
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

da frâu liber
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δώσει ελεύθερη πρόσβαση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gee vrye teuels
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ge fria tyglar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gi frie tøyler
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of give free rein

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE FREE REIN»

The term «give free rein» is quite widely used and occupies the 45.305 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIVE FREE REIN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about give free rein

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QUOTES WITH «GIVE FREE REIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word give free rein.
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Leni Riefenstahl
I set about seeking a thread, a theme, a style, in the realm of legend. Something that might allow me to give free rein to my juvenile sense of romanticism and the beautiful image.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIVE FREE REIN»

Discover the use of give free rein in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to give free rein and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Synonym Finder
... saddle, throne. 3. draw rein halt, come to a halt or stop, stop, stop dead, come to a dead stop, stop in one's tracks, Inf. stop on a dime; put on the brakes, rein in, pull up, bring up, fetch up. 4. give free rein lo give carte blanche, issue a blank ...
Jerome Irving Rodale, 1978
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
(völlig) freie Hand geben to give free rein to ooe's anger/... Zügel: seinem Zorn/( seinen Gefühlen) die Zügel schießen lassen to give one's tmagination/... free rein schießen: die Einbildungskraft/Phantasie schießen lassen to keep a tight rein ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
She was afraid to give free rein to her feelings. keep a tight rein on sb/sth to control someone or something carefully ♢ Clarke has consistently pointed to the need to keep a tight rein on government finances. * He kept a tight rein on his ...
Paul Heacock, 2003
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The Writings of Mao Zedong, 1949-1976: January 1956-December ...
The seventh point: "To give free rein" or "to impose restrictions"? This is a question of principle. Letting a hundred flowers bloom and a hundred schools of thought contend is a fundamental as well as a long-term policy. It is not a temporary ...
Zedong Mao, Michael Y. M. Kau, John K. Leung, 1992
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Zongmi on Chan
The writer who abandons technique andtrusts toluckis like aweiqiplayer who simply follows the whimsofhis own mind: “To discard art/skill/technique and give free rein to mind [qishu renxin] islike aweiqi player whohopes for anaccidental ...
‎2013
6
English-Albanian Dictionary of Idioms
She was a woman who gave free play to her emotions, one who both laughed and cried a lot more than most people, O The millionaire invited the architect to give free rein to his imagination when designing the house. □ When she was gone ...
Ilo Stefanllari, 2000
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German/English Dictionary of Idioms
to give free rein to one's angerl... Du kannst dir nicht vorstellen, wie sauer der Kurt auf den J uniorchef ist, wieviel Groll sich da in den letzten Monaten aufgestaut hat. Wenn er einmal seinem Zorn die Zügel schießen läßt, ist es aus. Dann wird ...
Hans Schemann, 2013
8
Early Daoist Scriptures
Instead of which you teach others to give free rein to the self. If the self is given free rein, people will see its traces and the axe will be keen.§ If the axe that hews down the body is keen, good fortune departs and bad arrives." Should you not be  ...
Peter S. Nickerson, 1997
9
Whispers of Hope: 10 Weeks of Devotional Prayer
Those who hate their own lives often exhibit the following behaviors: They “give free rein to [their] complaints.” People who loathe their own lives often complain constantly. No one can do anything right. Nothing suits or satisfies. If you are the  ...
Beth Moore, 2013
10
Chambers Idioms
... concerning: / have no complaints with regard to his work. region in the region of (formal) about; near: The cost of the new building will be somewhere in the region of £50000. regular regular as clockwork see clock. rein give (free) rein to ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIVE FREE REIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term give free rein is used in the context of the following news items.
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Francis insists on Church's role in public life
... wealth has a tendency to become selfish, to defend private interests, to be unconcerned about others, and to give free rein to consumerism.". «The Tablet, Jul 15»
2
Pope Francis Reminds Bolivians: Remember Your Christian Heritage
... wealth has a tendency to become selfish, to defend private interests, to be unconcerned about others and to give free rein to consumerism.”. «National Catholic Register, Jul 15»
3
Pope lauds Bolivia's social reforms as relations thaw
... only in terms of material wealth has a tendency to become selfish ... to be unconcerned about others and to give free rein to consumerism.". «Reuters Canada, Jul 15»
4
Revisiting Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's warnings to the West
... structures of society, disrupt the natural flow of life, destroy the best elements of the population and give free rein to the worst; that a revolution ... «Catholic World Report, Jul 15»
5
Bold and brave
I do in instinctive drawings and sketches on the spot and then dash back to my studio where I can give free rein to my imagination whilst ... «The Cornishman, Jul 15»
6
Horror in Sinai
Morsi ordered the army to give free rein to extremists, who often victimized Egyptians in the area. Northern Sinai has long been home to ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Libertarians aren't our allies in building a progressive Australia
Sure, libertarians want to gut what remains of the welfare state, give free rein to hate speech and tilt the industrial relations balance in favour of ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Roll-up floating pool-pad that supports up to 1300lbs
We give free rein to children's creativity as they arguably know best what to do with the mat. For fans of water sports, the Pad is also suitable, ... «Boing Boing, Jun 15»
9
Move along now: the law barring thousands of people from public …
... they do not actually know whether somebody is going to commit an offence, and the result is only to give free rein to hunches and prejudices. «Open Democracy, Jun 15»
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Tickets vanishing for final weekend of Shakespeare fest
It shows how the failure of empathy and habit of violence propel well-meaning citizens into cycles of ever-escalating revenge and give free rein ... «Richmond, Jun 15»

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