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English definition of “bridle”

bridle

noun [C]  /ˈbrɑɪ·dəl/ us  

bridle noun [C] (LEATHER STRAPS)

a set of leather straps that are put around a horse’s head to allow its rider to control it

bridle

verb [I]  /ˈbrɑɪd·əl/ us  

bridle verb [I] (SHOW ANGER)

to show annoyance or anger: Homeowners bridled at the new regulations.
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