bridle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"bridle" in British English

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bridlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbraɪ.dl̩/
a set of ​leatherstraps that are put around a horse's ​head to ​allowitsrider to ​control it


uk   us   /ˈbraɪ.dl̩/

bridle verb (SHOW ANGER)

[I] to show ​suddenanger: She bridled at the ​suggestion that she had been ​dishonest.

bridle verb (CONTROL ANIMAL)

[T] to put a bridle on a ​horse or ​similaranimal: Polly ​saddled and bridled her ​favouritehorse.
(Definition of bridle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bridle" in American English

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bridlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbrɑɪ·dəl/

bridle noun [C] (LEATHER STRAPS)

a set of ​leatherstraps that are put around a horse’s ​head to ​allowitsrider to ​control it

bridleverb [I]

 us   /ˈbrɑɪd·əl/

bridle verb [I] (SHOW ANGER)

to show ​annoyance or ​anger: Homeowners bridled at the new regulations.
(Definition of bridle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bridle”
in Korean 굴레…
in Arabic لِجام…
in Malaysian kekang…
in French bride…
in Russian уздечка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 馬籠頭, 馬勒…
in Italian briglia…
in Turkish ata takılan gem, yular…
in Polish uzda…
in Spanish brida…
in Vietnamese dây cương ngựa…
in Portuguese freio, (de cavalo)…
in Thai บังเหียน…
in German das Zaumzeug…
in Catalan brida…
in Japanese 馬勒(ばろく:おもがい、くつわ、手綱など)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 马笼头, 马勒…
in Indonesian kendali…
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