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Noun: curb  kurb
  1. [US] An edge between a pavement and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    - curbing [N. Amer], kerb [Brit]
     
  2. A horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
    - curb bit
     
  3. The act of restraining power, action or limiting excess
    "his common sense is a curb to his quick temper";
    - bridle, check
Verb: curb  kurb
  1. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    "curb your anger";
    - control, hold in, hold, contain, check, moderate
     
  2. To put down by force or authority
    "curb a nascent uprising";
    - suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer
     
  3. Keep to the curb
    "curb your dogs"
     
  4. Place restrictions on
    "curb drinking in school";
    - restrict, curtail, cut back
Noun: Curb
  1. A stock exchange in New York
    - American Stock Exchange, AMEX

Derived forms: curbed, curbs, curbing

Type of: bit, circumscribe, confine, constrain, cumber [archaic], edge, encumber, hold back, keep, keep back, limit, restrain, restraint, securities market, stock exchange, stock market

Encyclopedia: Curb