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bridle meaning

Pronunciation:   "bridle" in a sentence
  • Noun: bridle  brIdl
    1. Headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control 
    2. The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
      "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
      - check, curb
    Verb: bridle  brIdl
    1. Anger or take offence
      "She bridled at his suggestion to elope" 
    2. Put a bridle on
      "bridle horses" 
    3. Respond to the reins, as of horses

    Sounds like: bridal

    Derived forms: bridles, bridling, bridled

    Type of: anger, answer, constrain, cumber [archaic], encumber, headgear, reply, respond, restrain, restraint, see red

    Antonym: unbridle

    Part of: harness

    Encyclopedia: Bridle


  • [Engineering]
    "A pumping unit cable that is looped over the horse head and then connected to the carrier bar, supports the polished-rod clamp."

  • [Medicine]
    n : FRENULUM

Examples

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  1. he could not have buckled a bridle on his own.
  2. "sister badgery?" he bridled.
  3. every individual taste, every natural appetite, was bridled by caution.
  4. thought arising from factual experience may be a bridle or a spur.
  5. i knew he would bridle when i told him of my meeting with jones and victor.

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