Bridle Synonyms and Antonyms

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Synonyms for Bridle

A strap, cord or rope with which to restrain an animal, often a dog.
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A device that raises and lowers the warp threads on a loom.
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To direct or stop a horse by using reins.
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To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
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A rope or rawhide halter with a wide band that can be lowered over a horse's eyes, used in breaking horses to a bridle.
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The section of a bridle that fits over a horse's head.
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Curb is defined as to control or hold back.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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Control is defined as to command, restrain, or manage.
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A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
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To inhibit or restrain; hold back:
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To have and keep possession of something.
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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(Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To hold back; restrain:
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To remain in a state or condition; stay:
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(Idiomatic, nautical) To tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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In a particular relationship:
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To bind or confine an animal's mouth by putting a muzzle, as to prevent it from eating or biting.
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To control, restrict, or arrest
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To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.
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To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
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(US, law) to forbid the use of evidence at trial because it is improper or was improperly obtained
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(Psychology) To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
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(Informal) A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior:
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Anything that slows down or stops movement, activity, or progress
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To maintain control over, as to prevent indiscretion:
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(Obsolete) To make a bride of.
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To point out or show to (somebody) the right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way.
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To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
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To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
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Antonyms for Bridle

(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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To relieve of care or suffering:
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To release, to free, to give freedom to.
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To remove the bridle (other tack) from a horse or other animal.
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Words Related to Bridle

A rope, cord, strap, etc., usually with a headstall, for tying or leading an animal
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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Find another word for bridle. In this page you can discover 45 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bridle, like: leash, harness, rein, swagger, hackamore, headstall, curb, check, control, halter and restrain.