verb (used with object), bri·dled, bri·dling.
verb (used without object), bri·dled, bri·dling.
Origin of bridle
Related formsbri·dle·less, adjectivebri·dler, noun
Can be confusedbridal bridle
Examples from the Web for bridled
I bridled, too, at the unsolicited advice she persisted in giving my friends.Diane von Furstenberg: Becoming the Woman She Wanted to Be|Diane von Furstenberg|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When pressed by his vice president—a fellow named Bush—to invade Panama and arrest its corrupt dictator, Reagan bridled.
Traveller, saddled and bridled, was waiting and the commander-in-chief sprang into the saddle with all the agility of a young man.The Shades of the Wilderness|Joseph A. Altsheler
A safe and good horse, well saddled and bridled, brought to you every morning at the hotel, costs you a dollar a day.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands|Charles Nordhoff
When the animal declines to be bridled or grasped by the mane, the trailing rope usually can be caught up.Pluck on the Long Trail|Edwin L. Sabin
With the assistance of the line-guard we saddled and bridled him; but at the stable door he dug his toes in.
Lauretta bridled in the full virginity of three-and-thirty, and walked up the opposite side!Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various