When you put headgear on a horse, this is an example of a time when you bridle the horse.
When you control your anger, this is an example of a time when you bridle your anger.
The headgear used to control a horse is an example of a bridle.
Put a bridle on spending.
Could not bridle his excitement at the news.
Bridling at the criticism.
Origin of bridle
- Middle English bridel from Old English brīdel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English brīdel, from Proto-Germanic *brigdilaz