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  • nounrestraining device
  • verbcheck, hold back

synonyms for bridle

  • check
  • control
  • curb
  • deterrent
  • hackamore
  • halter
  • headstall
  • leash
  • rein
  • restraint
  • trammels
See also synonyms for: bridled / bridling
  • control
  • inhibit
  • subdue
  • withhold
  • suppress
  • govern
  • rule
  • repress
  • restrain
  • master
  • curb
  • constrain
  • moderate
  • keep in check
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antonyms for bridle

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  • encouragement
  • liberation
  • set free
  • encourage
  • help
  • free
  • allow
  • let go
  • liberate
  • permit
  • release
  • incite
  • assist
  • aid
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How to use bridle in a sentence

"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
While the boy stood valiantly holding the bridle, an old Negro came up and pulled his sleeve.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.
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A moment later the road led up a hill-side, and at the summit she caught his bridle and reined in.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Pulling the saddle loose, he cast it aside; then he removed the bridle and threw it after the saddle.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Then, as the beast resisting its rider's efforts backed again, he sprang forward and seized the bridle.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
The rider seemed as weak as the horse, for he swayed in the saddle as he rode, and the bridle reins hung limp in his hands.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He seemed to sigh a little while his hand closed on the bridle, and Maud Barrington fancied she understood his thoughts just then.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
Then he lurched in his saddle as from exhaustion or weariness, and straightened himself again with both hands on the bridle.
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But Frederick seized the horse by the bridle, and with a violent jerk forced the animal back upon its haunches.
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WORDS RELATED TO BRIDLE

  • be angry
  • be infuriated
  • be maddened
  • blow up
  • boil
  • boil over
  • bridle
  • flare
  • flare up
  • fume
  • get one's dander up
  • rage
  • rise
  • ruffle
  • see red
  • seethe
  • spit
  • stand on end
  • swell
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