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Bridle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bridle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bridle [ n.]
- The head gear with which a horse is governed and restrained, consisting of a headstall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages.
- A restraint; a curb; a check.
- The piece in the interior of a gun lock, which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.
- A span of rope, line, or chain made fast as both ends, so that another rope, line, or chain may be attached to its middle.
- A mooring hawser.
2 . Bridle [ v. i.]
- To hold up the head, and draw in the chin, as an expression of pride, scorn, or resentment; to assume a lofty manner; -- usually with up.
3 . Bridle [ v. t.]
- To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
- To restrain, guide, or govern, with, or as with, a bridle; to check, curb, or control; as, to bridle the passions; to bridle a muse.

Meaning of 'Bridle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bridle [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Example in sentence:
  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
2 . bridle [ v]
Meaning (2):
- put a bridle on
Example in sentence:
  • bridle horses
Meaning (3):
- anger or take offense
Example in sentence:
  • She bridled at his suggestion to elope