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Definition 1: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess - [noun denoting act]

Samples where curb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Synonyms for curb in the sense of this definition

(curb is a kind of ...) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

Definition 2: an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for curb in the sense of this definition

(curb is a kind of ...) a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object

"he rounded the edges of the box"

(curb is a part of ...) a paving stone forming part of a curb

Definition 3: a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for curb in the sense of this definition

(curb is a kind of ...) piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding

"the horse was not accustomed to a bit"

Definition 4: a stock exchange in New York - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for curb in the sense of this definition

(curb is an instance of ...) an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers

Definition 5: place restrictions on - [verb of change]

Samples where curb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • curtail drinking in school

Synonyms for curb in the sense of this definition

(curb is a kind of ...) restrict or confine within limits

"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" "please confine your questions to the topic" "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"

(... is a kind of curb ) lessen, diminish, or curtail

"the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"

(... is a kind of curb ) cause to be unable to move

"The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

(... is a kind of curb ) restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

"Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

(... is a kind of curb ) place under restrictions; limit access to by law

"this substance is controlled" "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

Definition 6: keep to the curb - [verb of contact]

Samples where curb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • curb your dogs

(curb is a kind of ...) restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

Samples where curb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Synonyms for curb in the sense of this definition

(curb is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

(... is a kind of curb ) control the temperature with a thermostat

(... is a kind of curb ) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

"He bated his breath when talking about this affair" "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

(... is a kind of curb ) check oneself during an action

"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

(... is a kind of curb ) cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

"train the vine"

(... is a kind of curb ) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

"She denied herself wine and spirits"

(... is a kind of curb ) hold within limits and control

"subdue one's appetites" "mortify the flesh"

(... is a kind of curb ) restrain or discourage

"the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

(... is a kind of curb ) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of curb ) oppose or check by a counteraction

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