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bridle

(noun) The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.

Synonyms: check, curb

Usage: His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
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Daemon wrote:
bridle

(noun) The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.

Synonyms: check, curb

Usage: His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
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A check at the Bar.
A new bill checked at the Bar before speaking.
The new Board could not bridle their excitement at the news.

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bridle
Definition: (noun) The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
Synonyms: check, curb
Usage: His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
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bri·dle (brīd′l)
n.
1. A harness, consisting of a headstall, bit, and reins, fitted about a horse's head and used to restrain or guide the animal.
2. A curb or check: put a bridle on spending.
3. Nautical A span of chain, wire, or rope that can be secured at both ends to an object and slung from its center point.
v. bri·dled, bri·dling, bri·dles
v.tr.
1. To put a bridle on.
2. To control or restrain: could not bridle his excitement at the news. See Synonyms at restrain.
v.intr.
1. To lift the head and draw in the chin in anger or resentment.
2. To be angry or resentful; take offense: bridling at the criticism.
[Middle English bridel, from Old English brīdel.]
bri′dler n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
bridle (ˈbraɪdəl)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a headgear for a horse, etc, consisting of a series of buckled straps and a metal mouthpiece (bit) by which the animal is controlled through the reins
2. something that curbs or restrains; check
3. (General Engineering) a Y-shaped cable, rope, or chain, used for holding, towing, etc
4. (Mechanical Engineering) machinery a device by which the motion of a component is limited, often in the form of a linkage or flange
vb
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (tr) to put a bridle on (a horse, mule, etc)
6. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (intr) (of a horse) to respond correctly to the pull of the reins
7. (tr) to restrain; curb: he bridled his rage.
8. (often foll by: at) to show anger, scorn, or indignation
[Old English brigdels; related to bregdan to braid1, Old High German brittil, Middle Low German breidel]
ˈbridler n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
bri•dle (ˈbraɪd l)

n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. part of the tack or harness of a horse, consisting usu. of a headstall, bit, and reins.
2. restraint; curb.
3. a link, flange, or other attachment for limiting the movement of any part of a machine.
4. a rope or chain secured at both ends to an object, and itself held or lifted by a rope or chain secured at its center.
v.t.
5. to put a bridle on.
6. to control or hold back; restrain; curb.
v.i.
7. to draw up the head and draw in the chin, as in disdain or resentment.
8. to show resentment.
[before 900; Middle English bridel, Old English brīdel for brigdels]
bri′dle•less, adj.
bri′dler, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
bridle
Past participle: bridled
Gerund: bridling

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bridle

Definition: (noun) The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
Synonyms: check, curb
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