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curb, check, bridle
n. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
bridle
n. headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
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bridle
v. respond to the reins, as of horses
bridle
v. put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
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control
n. the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
constraint
n. the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others
moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
tighten up, constrain, tighten, stiffen
v. restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
stamp down, curb, conquer, subdue, inhibit, suppress
v. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
inhibit
v. limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
bristle
v. react in an offended or angry manner; "He bristled at her suggestion that he should teach her how to use the program"
hold in, contain, restrain, moderate, curb, control
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
regularise, govern, order, regularize, regulate
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
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unbridle
v. remove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
bridle
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