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English noun: bridle

1. bridle (artifact) headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control


Broader (hypernym)headgear


Part holonymbit, cheekpiece, headpiece, headstall, noseband, nosepiece, rein


Part meronymharness

2. bridle (act) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess


SamplesHis common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.


Synonymscheck, curb


Broader (hypernym)restraint


English verb: bridle

1. bridle (emotion) anger or take offense


SamplesShe bridled at his suggestion to elope.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)anger, see red

2. bridle (contact) put a bridle on


SamplesBridle horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)constrain, cumber, encumber, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)snaffle


Antonymsunbridle

3. bridle (communication) respond to the reins, as of horses


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)answer, reply, respond









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