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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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an instrument or means of restraining

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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 ?
Captain Davenport was an autocrat of the sea, fearing no man, never bridling his tongue, and now he found himself unable to curse in the presence of this old man with the feminine brown eyes and the voice of a dove.
Yes, but you can do heaps of things better than we can; you've proved that," said Archie, with an approving look that delighted Rose, though she could not resist giving Charlie one more rebuke, by saying, with a little bridling of the head, and a curl of the lip that wanted to smile instead
In his impatience to consult the one authority competent to decide the question of Arnold's position toward Anne, he had sided with Sir Patrick, as a means of ridding himself of the unwelcome presence of his friends--and he had defeated his own purpose, thanks to his own brutish incapability of bridling himself in the pursuit of it.
I can't help it, Miss Knag,' said the charwoman, bridling up on the shortest notice.
Whereat the unfortunate Minor Canon would look, in part indignant and in part perplexed; while his worthy mother sat bridling, with tears in her eyes, and the remainder of the party lapsed into a sort of gelatinous state, in which there was no flavour or solidity, and very little resistance.