- 1[transitive] bridle something to put a bridle on a horse
- 2[intransitive] bridle (at something) (literary) to show that you are annoyed and/or offended at something, especially by moving your head up and backward in a proud way She bridled at the suggestion that she was lying.
NAmE//ˈbraɪdl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bridle
he / she / it bridles
past simple bridled
-ing form bridling