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wild horse

Syllabification: wild horse

Definition of wild horse in English:

noun

1A domestic horse that has returned to the wild, or that is allowed to live under natural conditions; a feral horse.
Example sentences
  • For many Americans, wild horses are living symbols of the rugged independence of the United States' pioneering past.
  • Eighteen Mongolian wild horses will soon be returned to their natural habitat in the Gobi Desert near Dunhuang City in Northwest China's Gansu Province.
  • Artwork and human remains indicate that some 40,000 years ago, our ancestors shared this landscape with rhinoceroses, bison, mammoths, aurochs, wild horses, and giant elks.
1.1A horse that has not been broken in.
Example sentences
  • These are most definitely not wild horses, wild horses do not take five year old children out for riding lessons!
  • Breaking the wild horses that were brought in just for me.
1.2A wild animal of the horse family.

Phrases

wild horses wouldn't ——

1
Used to convey that nothing could persuade or force someone to do something: wild horses wouldn’t have kept me away
More example sentences
  • Even though I'll be in Birmingham on Saturday (Aston Villa v Charlton), wild horses wouldn't drag me away from some of these places on Sunday.
  • I don't know where he gets it from because wild horses wouldn't drag me onto a stage.
  • He assured friends that wild horses wouldn't drag him back to the Lords when he stepped down as Archbishop of York last weekend.

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