bridle bridle  /b ˈraɪ dəl/


  1. (n) headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
  2. (n) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  3. (v) anger or take offense
  4. (v) put a bridle on
  5. (v) respond to the reins, as of horses



  1. An oldtime Prohibitionist will still bridle at the name of Julius Kessler.
  2. Buck went back to the barn with no bridle.
  3. We need to bridle greed.


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  1. "The injury is not career ending, and she is expected to make a full recovery," Pletcher said in a statement. "It appears as though she sustained the injury during the stretch run. When she switched to the right lead, she came off the bridle...
    on Sep 16, 2006 By: Todd Pletcher Source: 940 News

  2. Dettori said: "It was hard work but he got there in the end. He's got a tendency to go left so I didn't want to fight him when I was off the bridle so I started up the middle. He's a grand old horse. He's a bit quirky and has his own mind but he got...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Frankie Dettori Source: The Press Association

  3. "He could sing the bird off the wire and the rubber off the tire," Dylan wrote. "He can separate the men from the boys and the note from the noise. The bridle from the saddle and the cow from the cattle. He can play the tune of the moon. The...
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Bob Dylan Source: Washington Post

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