Meaning of “bridle” in the English Dictionary

(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 leather straps that are put around a horse’s head to allow its rider 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)