Meaning of SADDLE in English

SADDLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ sæd(ə)l ]

( saddles, saddling, saddled)

1.

A saddle is a leather seat that you put on the back of an animal so that you can ride the animal.

N-COUNT

see also side-saddle

2.

If you saddle a horse, you put a saddle on it so that you can ride it.

Why don’t we saddle a couple of horses and go for a ride?

VERB : V n

Saddle up means the same as saddle .

I want to be gone from here as soon as we can saddle up...

She saddled up a horse.

PHRASAL VERB : V P , V P n (not pron)

3.

A saddle is a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle.

N-COUNT

4.

If you saddle someone with a problem or with a responsibility, you put them in a position where they have to deal with it.

The war devastated the economy and saddled the country with a huge foreign debt.

VERB : V n with n

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