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English definition of “bridle”

bridle

verb [I] (SHOW ANGER)   /ˈbrɑɪd·əl/
to show annoyance or anger: Homeowners bridled at the new regulations.
(Definition of bridle verb (SHOW ANGER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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