Bridle - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess (syn: check, curb)
- put a bridle on
- respond to the reins, as of horses
...try to bridle your criticism next time so that it is helpful and not hurtful...
Mary bridled at her mother's unkind remark about Jim.
The senator bridled at the reporter's question.
his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
She bridled at his suggestion to elope
...a dense bosquet shields the trailhead from the bridle path...
Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
present participle: bridling
past tense: bridled
past participle: bridled