"bridle" in the noun sense
headgear for a horse includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
2. bridle, check, curb
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
"his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
"bridle" in the verb sense
anger or take offense
"She bridled at his suggestion to elope"
put a bridle on
respond to the reins, as of horses
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