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bridled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bridle  \Bri"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bridled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bridling}.] 
  1.  To  put  a  bridle  upon  to  equip  with  a  bridle;  as  to 
  bridle  a  horse. 
 
  He  bridled  her  mouth  with  a  silkweed  twist.  --Drake. 
 
  2.  To  restrain,  guide,  or  govern,  with  or  as  with  a  bridle; 
  to  check,  curb,  or  control;  as  to  bridle  the  passions;  to 
  bridle  a  muse.  --Addison. 
 
  Savoy  and  Nice,  the  keys  of  Italy,  and  the  citadel 
  in  her  hands  to  bridle  Switzerland,  are  in  that 
  consolidation.  --Burke. 
 
  Syn:  To  check;  restrain;  curb;  govern;  control;  repress; 
  master;  subdue. 




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