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verb (used with object), un·bri·dled, un·bri·dling.
  1. to remove the bridle from (a horse, mule, etc.).
  2. to free from restraint.
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Origin of unbridle

1350–1400; Middle English unbridlen. See un-2, bridle (v.)
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Examples from the Web for unbridle

Historical Examples

  • Unbridle him, for a minute, if you please, and wash his mouth with water.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 66, No. 410, December 1849


  • To bring Yosef, to take Helena from him, was for Gustav to unbridle misfortune.

    In Vain

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Unbridle him for a minute, if you please, and wash his mouth with water.

  • It was also stated that he would only permit one half of his command to sleep at a time or unbridle and unsaddle their horses.

    Mosby's War Reminiscences

    John Singleton Mosby

British Dictionary definitions for unbridle


verb (tr)
  1. to remove the bridle from (a horse)
  2. to remove all controls or restraints from
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