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bridle

bri·dle

bridle

 
pronunciation:
braI dl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: the part of a horse harness that fits the head and is used to guide or control.
similar words:
bit, halter, harness
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bridled, bridles, bridling
definition 1: to fit a bridle onto.
You must bridle the horse before you can ride her.
synonyms:
harness
definition 2: to control or put limits on.
We couldn't bridle our excitement.
synonyms:
control, curb, restrain
antonyms:
vent
similar words:
govern, harness, leash, muzzle, restrict
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