Put+a+bridle+on

  • 1Bridle — Bri dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bridled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bridling}.] 1. To put a bridle upon; to equip with a bridle; as, to bridle a horse. [1913 Webster] He bridled her mouth with a silkweed twist. Drake. [1913 Webster] 2. To restrain, guide,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2bridle — [brīd′ l] n. [ME & OE bridel < bregdan, move quickly: see BRAID] 1. a head harness for guiding a horse: it consists of headstall, bit, and reins 2. anything resembling a horse s bridle 3. anything that controls or restrains 4. FRENUM 5 …

    English World dictionary

  • 3bridle — ► NOUN ▪ the headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled straps to which a bit and reins are attached. ► VERB 1) put a bridle on. 2) bring under control. 3) show resentment or anger. ORIGIN Old English …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4bridle — bri|dle1 [ˈbraıdl] n [: Old English; Origin: bridel] a set of leather bands put around a horse s head and used to control its movements bridle 2 bridle2 v 1.) [i]written to become angry and offended about something bridle at ▪ The senator bridled …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5bridle — n. & v. n. 1 a the headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled leather straps, a metal bit, and reins. b a restraining thing or influence (put a bridle on your tongue). 2 Naut. a mooring cable. 3 Physiol. a ligament checking the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6bridle — I UK [ˈbraɪd(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms bridle : singular bridle plural bridles leather bands that go over a horse s head and hold the bit in its mouth II UK [ˈbraɪd(ə)l] / US verb Word forms bridle : present tense I/you/we/they bridle …

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  • 7bridle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English bridel, from Old English brīdel; akin to Old English bregdan to move quickly more at braid Date: before 12th century 1. the headgear with which a horse is governed and which carries a bit and reins 2. a length of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8bridle — 1. noun a) The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins. the horseman, who is the user of bridles and knows their use; b) A length of line or ca …

    Wiktionary

  • 9bridle — /ˈbraɪdl / (say bruydl) noun 1. the part of the harness of a horse, etc., about the head, consisting usually of headstall, bit, and reins, and used to restrain and guide the animal. 2. anything that restrains or curbs. 3. Machinery a link, flange …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 10bridle — bridleless, adj. bridler, n. /bruyd l/, n., v., bridled, bridling. n. 1. part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usually of a headstall, bit, and reins. 2. anything that restrains or curbs: His common sense is a bridle to his quick… …

    Universalium

  • 11bridle — bri|dle1 [ braıdl ] noun count leather bands that go over a horse s head and hold the BIT in its mouth bridle bri|dle 2 [ braıdl ] verb 1. ) intransitive to be angry or offended, and show this in your movements or expression: He bridled at the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12bridle — I. n. Restraint, curb, check. II. v. a. 1. Put a bridle on, bit. 2. Restrain, check, curb, control, govern. 3. [Usually with up.] Ruffle, rustle, bristle, toss the head, be incensed, put on an air of offended dignity …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13bridle — 1 verb 1 (T) to put a bridle on a horse 2 (I, T) to show you are angry about something, especially by making a sudden upward movement of your chin: She bridled at his autocratic tone. 2 noun (C) a set of leather bands put around a horse s head… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14bridle — bri·dle || braɪdl n. rein, device used for leading horses v. put a bridle on; restrain, control; draw up the head in resentment …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15bridle — noun 1》 the headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled straps to which a bit and reins are attached. 2》 Nautical a mooring cable. verb 1》 put a bridle on. 2》 bring under control. 3》 show resentment or anger. Origin OE brīdel (n.),… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16bridle — bri•dle [[t]ˈbraɪd l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) dch part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usu. of a headstall, bit, and reins 2) restraint; curb 3) mac a link, flange, or other attachment for limiting the movement of any part of a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17Bridle — A bridle is a piece of equipment used to control a horse. The bridle fits over a horse s head, and has the purpose of controlling the horse. It holds a bit in the horse s mouth. As defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, a bridle includes a… …

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  • 18Bridle hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19bridle — I n. to put on a bridle II v. (D; intr.) to bridle at (she bridled at her friend s nasty remark) * * * [ braɪdl] to put on a bridle (D; intr.) to bridle at (she bridled at her friend s nasty remark) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20bridle — [[t]bra͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] bridles, bridling, bridled 1) N COUNT A bridle is a set of straps that is put around a horse s head and mouth so that the person riding or driving the horse can control it. 2) VERB If you bridle, you show that you are angry or …

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