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“… respect to that issue would bridle at …”

meanings of bridle


  1. The headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins.
  2. A length of line or cable attached to two parts of something to spread the force of a pull, as the rigging on a kite for attaching line.
  3. A mooring hawser.
  4. A gesture expressing pride or vanity.
  5. A restraint; a curb; a check.
  6. A piece in the interior of a gunlock which holds in place the tumbler, sear, etc.


  1. To hold up one's head proudly or affectedly.
  2. To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.
  3. To show hostility or resentment.
  4. To put a bridle on.

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