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bri·dle / ˈbrīdl/ • n. the headgear used to control a horse, consisting of buckled straps to which a bit and reins are attached. ∎  a line, rope, or device that is used to restrain or control the action or movement of something. • v. 1. [tr.] (usu. be bridled) put a bridle on (a horse). ∎  bring (something) under control; curb: the fact that he was their servant bridled his tongue. 2. [intr.] show one's resentment or anger, esp. by throwing up the head and drawing in the chin: ranchers have bridled at excessive federal control.

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bridle OE. brīdel = OFris. brīdel, (M)Du, breidel, OHG. brittil; WGmc. deriv. of *breʒd-; see BRAID, -LE1.
Hence bridle vb. OE. brīdlian.

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bridleaddle, paddle, saddle, skedaddle, staddle, straddle •candle, Coromandel, dandle, Handel, handle, mishandle, Randall, sandal, scandal, vandal •manhandle, panhandle •packsaddle • side-saddle •backpedal, heddle, medal, meddle, pedal, peddle, treadle •Grendel, Kendall, Lendl, Mendel, Rendell, sendal, Wendell •cradle, ladle •beadle, bipedal, credal, needle, wheedle •diddle, fiddle, griddle, kiddle, Liddell, middle, piddle, riddle, twiddle •brindle, dwindle, kindle, spindle, swindle, Tyndale •paradiddle, taradiddle •pyramidal • apsidal •bridal, bridle, fratricidal, genocidal, germicidal, homicidal, idle, idol, infanticidal, insecticidal, intertidal, matricidal, parricidal, patricidal, pesticidal, regicidal, sidle, suicidal, tidal, tyrannicidal, uxoricidal •coddle, doddle, model, noddle, swaddle, toddle, twaddle, waddle •fondle, rondel •mollycoddle •caudal, chordal, dawdle •poundal, roundel •Gödel, modal, yodel •crinoidal •boodle, caboodle, canoodle, doodle, feudal, noodle, poodle, strudel, udal •befuddle, cuddle, fuddle, huddle, muddle, puddle, ruddle •bundle, trundle •prebendal • synodal •antipodal, tripodal •citadel •curdle, engirdle, girdle, hurdle •dirndl

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