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bridle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Horses
bridlebri‧dle1 /ˈbraɪdl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DSHa set of leather bands put around a horse’s head and used to control its movements
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bridleThen he heard, faintly but distinctly, the jingle of a bridle.Then he puts on a bridle and saddle.Some solo flyers claim never to change bridle settings.If the rings do not align symmetrically, look for a mark on either bridle.One of the men turned his horse by seizing its bridle.Riven hung on to his mount's bridle grimly whilst it bucked and reared in a desperate effort to get away.Most kite designs specify the bridle line lengths and the attachment points.The boy walked up to it and pulled its head up with the bridle, leading it out of the trees.
Related topics: Horses
bridlebridle2 verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive] writtenANGRY to become angry and offended about somethingbridle at 🔊 The senator bridled at the reporter’s question.2 [transitive]DSH to put a bridle on a horse
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bridleAfter three weeks she was still too nervous to groom, too impossible to bridle.The horses had been bridled and yoked to the car.We live in a knowledge-based economy, in which educated workers bridle at commands and demand autonomy.Wasn't Puffy worried that the star sensibilities in the audience might bridle at his parade of skins?Instead they bridled, told employers to stuff their jobs and walked out, cursing themselves.Five horses, saddled and bridled, were tied by the reins to branches of trees.The horse looked at him tranquilly, neither startled nor afraid, and suffered himself to be bridled without the least trouble.bridle atThe coach bridled at suggestions that he'd made mistakes in the last game.
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Verb table
bridle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybridle
he, she, itbridles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybridled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bridled
he, she, ithas bridled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bridled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bridle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bridled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bridling
he, she, itis bridling
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you, we, theyare bridling
Past
I, he, she, itwas bridling
you, we, theywere bridling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bridling
he, she, ithas been bridling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bridling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bridling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bridling
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