horse


horse
noun
ADJECTIVE
beautiful, fine, good, great, lovely, magnificent

He was mounted on the finest horse you could ever see.

bay, black, chestnut, grey/gray
thoroughbred
wild
unbroken
nervous, restless
frightened, startled
fancied (BrE)

The two most fancied horses finished last.

loose, riderless, runaway

Three jockeys were injured when a loose horse ran across the track.

fresh

They would need fresh horses if they were to reach the border the next day.

fast
lame
heavy, shire (esp. BrE)

Heavy horses were used for delivering beer.

riding, saddle
carriage, cart (usually carthorse), draught/draft, dray
pack
cavalry, police
race (usually racehorse)
quarter (esp. AmE)
champion

They collected tissue samples for cloning from 75 champion horses.

pantomime (BrE)

He got a part as the rear end of a pantomime horse.

rocking
VERB + HORSE
breed
own, train
get ready

Get my horse ready and wait for me.

saddle
be mounted on, mount
dismount (esp. AmE), dismount from
ride
spur, spur on, urge

He urged his horse into a gallop.

lead
brush, brush down, groom
shoe
stable
handle

She has a knack for handling horses.

frighten
hobble, tether, tie
HORSE + VERB
canter, gallop, trot, walk

Several horses trotted past us.

prance
run

There are ten horses running in the next race.

plod

The weary horse plodded up the hill.

neigh, snort, whinny
bolt
rear, rear up, shy
plunge

The cart overturned, the horse plunging and rearing in its traces.

fall, slip, stumble

The horse stumbled and threw its rider.

throw sb
jump
pull sth

They passed an old horse pulling a cart full of apples.

graze
stand
HORSE + NOUN
box (usually horsebox) (BrE), trailer (AmE)

The car in front was pulling a horsebox.

breeder, dealer (esp. BrE), lover, owner, rider, trainer
hooves
droppings, dung, manure, shit (slang)
flesh (usually horseflesh)
fair (BrE)

Hundreds of animals are bought and sold at the annual horse fair.

race
racing, riding (BrE) (horseback riding in AmE)
show, trials

He won second prize in a horse show.

trough

The horse trough was full of stagnant water.

whip (usually horsewhip)
trading (usually horse-trading) (figurative)

political horse-trading

PREPOSITION
on a/the horse
PHRASES
a horse and carriage, a horse and cart

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