HyperDic: bridle

English > 5 senses of the word bridle:
NOUNartifactbridleheadgear for a horse
actbridle, check, curbthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
VERBemotionbridleanger or take offense
contactbridleput a bridle on
communicationbridlerespond to the reins, as of horses
bridle > pronunciation
Soundsbray'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > bridle: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningheadgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control.
Part ofharnessstable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
PartsbitPiece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
cheekpieceEither of two straps of a bridle that connect the bit to the headpiece
headstall, headpieceThe band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
noseband, nosepieceA strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose
reinOne of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
Broaderheadgearstable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head
Spanishbrida
Catalanbrida
Verbsbridlerespond to the reins, as of horses
bridleput a bridle on
English > bridle: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
Example"his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
Synonymscheck, curb
BroaderrestraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
Spanishfreno
Catalanfre
English > bridle: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningAnger or take offense.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She bridled at his suggestion to elope"
Broaderanger, see redBecome angry
English > bridle: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningput a bridle on.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"bridle horses"
Narrowersnafflefit or restrain with a snaffle
Broaderrestrain, encumber, cumberhold back
OppositeunbridleRemove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
Spanishembridar
Nounsbridleheadgear for a horse
English > bridle: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningrespond to the reins, as of horses.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderanswer, reply, respondReact verbally
Nounsbridleheadgear for a horse

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