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Definition 1: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bridle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Synonyms for bridle in the sense of this definition

(bridle is a kind of ...) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

Definition 2: headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control - [noun denoting artifact]

(bridle is a kind of ...) stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head

(bridle is a part of ...) piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding

"the horse was not accustomed to a bit"

(bridle is a part of ...) either of two straps of a bridle that connect the bit to the headpiece

(bridle is a part of ...) the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head

(bridle is a part of ...) a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose

(bridle is a part of ...) one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse

(... is part of bridle) stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

Definition 3: respond to the reins, as of horses - [verb of communication]

(bridle is a kind of ...) react verbally

"She didn't want to answer" "answer the question" "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

Definition 4: put a bridle on - [verb of contact]

Samples where bridle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bridle horses

(bridle is a kind of ...) restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

(... is a kind of bridle ) fit or restrain with a snaffle

"snaffle a horse"

Definition 5: anger or take offense - [verb of emotion]

Samples where bridle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She bridled at his suggestion to elope

(bridle is a kind of ...) become angry

"He angers easily"

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