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Noun: bridle  brI-d(u)l
  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, action or limiting excess
    "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper";
    - check, curb
Verb: bridle  brI-d(u)l
  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, bridled, bridling

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

Antonym: unbridle

Part of: harness

Encyclopedia: Bridle