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  Definition of curb
  1. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
  2. a stock exchange in New York
  3. an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
  4. a horse''s bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  5. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
  6. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one''s desires"
  7. keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
  8. 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"
Similar Words: bridle, check, American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb, curbing, kerb, curb bit, restrict, curtail, cut back, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, control, hold in, hold, contain, moderate

 

Hyponyms: immobilize, immobilise, wink, blink, blink away, stifle, dampen, choke off, choke down, choke back, hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up, burke, squelch, quell, quench, smother, strangle, muffle, repress, restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle, suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, damp, mortify, cricify, deny, abnegate, train, catch, bate, thermostat, countercheck, counteract

 

Derivational Morphology: restrict, curtail, cut back, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, moderate, discipline, train, condition, bridle, limitation, restriction, conqueror, vanquisher, conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugation, subduer, surmounter, overcomer, prohibition, inhibition, forbiddance, suppression, crushing, quelling, stifling, curtailment, suppressor, suppresser, curbing, kerb, moderation, moderateness, command, mastery

 

 
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