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Definition of bridle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bridle
    he / she / it bridles
    past simple bridled
    -ing form bridling
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  1. 1[transitive] bridle something to put a bridle on a horse
  2. 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.
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