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Meaning & Definition of Curb in English

English

Curb

/kərb/

noun

1. An edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

    synonym:
  • curb
  • ,
  • curbing
  • ,
  • kerb

2. A horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

    synonym:
  • curb
  • ,
  • curb bit

3. A stock exchange in new york

    synonym:
  • American Stock Exchange
  • ,
  • AMEX
  • ,
  • Curb

4. The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

  • "His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
    synonym:
  • bridle
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • curb

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • control
  • ,
  • hold in
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • contain
  • ,
  • check
  • ,
  • curb
  • ,
  • moderate

2. To put down by force or authority

  • "Suppress a nascent uprising"
  • "Stamp down on littering"
  • "Conquer one's desires"
    synonym:
  • suppress
  • ,
  • stamp down
  • ,
  • inhibit
  • ,
  • subdue
  • ,
  • conquer
  • ,
  • curb

3. Keep to the curb

  • "Curb your dogs"
    synonym:
  • curb

4. Place restrictions on

  • "Curtail drinking in school"
    synonym:
  • restrict
  • ,
  • curtail
  • ,
  • curb
  • ,
  • cut back

Examples of using

Please give me some kind of medicine to curb the pain.