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curb - Dictionary definition and meaning for word curb

Definition
(noun) an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
Synonyms : curbing , kerb

Definition
(noun) a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
Synonyms : curb bit

Definition
(noun) a stock exchange in New York
Definition
(noun) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
Synonyms : bridle , check
Example Sentence
  • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Definition
(verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
Synonyms : check , contain , control , hold , hold in , moderate
Example Sentence
  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Definition
(verb) to put down by force or authority
Example Sentence
  • suppress a nascent uprising
  • stamp down on littering
  • conquer one's desires

Definition
(verb) keep to the curb
Example Sentence
  • curb your dogs

Definition
(verb) place restrictions on
Synonyms : curtail , cut back , restrict
Example Sentence
  • curtail drinking in school

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for curb

It was very difficult to CURB(control/restrain) myself after seeing those luscious CURVEs in her body. ;)
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