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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
  • constrain
  • control
  • curb
  • govern
  • inhibit
  • master
  • moderate
  • repress
  • restrain
  • rule
  • subdue
  • suppress
  • withhold
  • keep in check

antonyms for bridle

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

The man’s grave included a leather bridle, a wooden horse bit and a battle ax.
THE EARLIEST KNOWN PANTS ARE SURPRISINGLY MODERN — AND COMFYBRUCE BOWERMARCH 21, 2022SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
A leather bridle, wooden horse bit and battle-ax that had been placed in his grave indicated he had been a horse-riding warrior.
THE WORLD’S OLDEST PANTS STITCHED TOGETHER CULTURES FROM ACROSS ASIABRUCE BOWERFEBRUARY 18, 2022SCIENCE NEWS
It has backpack straps and a couple well-placed pockets that hold smaller items, and it’s made from 600-denier ballistic nylon with bridle leather accents, giving it that classic Filson build quality that will last forever.
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"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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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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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