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curb

 
Noun curb has 4 senses
  1. curb, curbing, kerb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    --1 is a kind of edge
    --1 has parts: curbstone, kerbstone
    Derived form: verb curb3
  2. curb, curb bit - a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
    --2 is a kind of bit
  3. American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb - a stock exchange in New York
    --3 is a kind of stock exchange, stock market, securities market
  4. bridle, check, curb - the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
    --4 is a kind of restraint
    Derived forms: verb curb4, verb curb1
Verb curb has 4 senses
  1. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate - 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"
    --1 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Derived form: noun curb4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
    --2 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. curb - keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
    --3 is one way to
    restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain
    Derived form: noun curb1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
    --4 is one way to limit, circumscribe, confine
    Derived form: noun curb4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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