bridle


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Synonyms for bridle

get angry

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  • get angry
  • draw (yourself) up
  • bristle
  • seethe
  • see red
  • be infuriated
  • rear up
  • be indignant
  • be maddened
  • go crook
  • raise your hackles
  • get your dander up
  • get your back up

curb

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Synonyms for bridle

an instrument or means of restraining

Synonyms for bridle

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

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anger or take offense

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put a bridle on

respond to the reins, as of horses

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References in classic literature ?
The mule was shy, and was so frightened at her bridle being seized that rearing up she flung her rider to the ground over her haunches.
And he took the Sheriff's horse by the bridle rein, and led him through the lane and by many a thicket till the main road was reached.
It required only one glance to assure him that these were the equipages he was in search of; he therefore turned his bridle, and rode back to the king.
Quasimodo, far from releasing the bridle, prepared to force him to retrace his steps.
Take thou his bridle, Little John, for he has honored us today by coming to feast with us.
Let me water you first,' he went on, speaking to the horse just as to someone who understood the words he was using, and having whisked the dusty, grooved back of the well-fed young stallion with the skirt of his coat, he put a bridle on his handsome head, straightened his ears and forelock, and having taken off his halter led him out to water.
It is easy for the guide to let his bridle be--he is accustomed to place himself in that helpless position under stress of circumstances, and he knows exactly what his pony can do.
Alleyne, you will come with me, and lead a spare horse by the bridle.
As soon as the horse touched the bottom on the other side, the man pulled himself on, and was firmly seated, bridle in hand, before the horse gained the bank.
Seizing his horse by the bridle, I exclaimed, - 'Now, Lawrence, I will have this mystery explained
A new bridle of shining leather with buckles of polished brass was on his back; two white camellias were tied to his ears; ribbons and tassels of red silk adorned his mane, which was divided into many curls.
As soon as he came up, he leapt from his own horse, and caught hold of hers by the bridle.
But Rouletabille had seized the bridle and, to my utter astonishment, stopped the carriage with a vigorous hand.
It was on one of those mornings, common in early spring, when the year, fickle and changeable in its youth like all other created things, is undecided whether to step backward into winter or forward into summer, and in its uncertainty inclines now to the one and now to the other, and now to both at once--wooing summer in the sunshine, and lingering still with winter in the shade--it was, in short, on one of those mornings, when it is hot and cold, wet and dry, bright and lowering, sad and cheerful, withering and genial, in the compass of one short hour, that old John Willet, who was dropping asleep over the copper boiler, was roused by the sound of a horse's feet, and glancing out at window, beheld a traveller of goodly promise, checking his bridle at the Maypole door.
An hostler stood near, holding by the bridle another immense horse--apparently a near relative of the animal in the chaise--ready saddled for Mr.