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curb

 (kûrb)
n.
1. A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
2. An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
4. Something that checks or restrains: High interest rates put a curb on spending.
5. A chain or strap that passes under a horse's lower jaw and serves in conjunction with the bit to restrain the horse.
6. A market, originally on a street or sidewalk, for trading securities that are not listed on a stock exchange.
tr.v. curbed, curb·ing, curbs
1.
a. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in. See Synonyms at restrain.
b. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
2. To lead (a dog) off the sidewalk into the gutter so that it can excrete waste.
3. To furnish with a curb.

[Blend of Middle English, curved piece of wood (from Old French corbe, curved object, from corbe, curved, from Latin curvus) and Middle English corbe, horse strap (from corben, to bow down, halt, from Old French corber, to bow down, from Latin curvāre, from curvus, curved, bent; see sker- in Indo-European roots).]

curb

(kɜːb)
n
1. something that restrains or holds back
2. any enclosing framework, such as a wall of stones around the top of a well
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
a. Also called: curb bit a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap, which checks the horse
b. Also called: curb chain the chain or strap itself
4. (Veterinary Science) a hard swelling on the leg of a horse, below the point of the hock, usually caused by a sprain
vb (tr)
to control with or as if with a curb; restrain
[C15: from Old French courbe curved piece of wood or metal, from Latin curvus curved]

curb

(kɜrb)

n.
1. a rim, esp. of joined stones or concrete, along a street or roadway, forming an edge for a sidewalk.
2. anything that restrains or controls; restraint; check.
3. an enclosing framework or border.
4. Also called curb′ mar`ket. a market, orig. on the sidewalk or street, for the sale of securities not listed on a stock exchange.
5. a swelling on the lower part of the back of the hock of a horse, often causing lameness.
v.t.
6. to control with or as if with a curb; restrain; check.
7. to cause (a dog) to keep near the curb when defecating.
8. to furnish with or protect by a curb.
9. to put a curb on (a horse).
Also, Brit., kerb (for defs. 1,5,15).
[1250–1300; Middle English: curved piece of wood < Anglo-French curb, courb curved, bowed, Old French < Latin curvus crooked, bent, curved. See curve]
curb′a•ble, adj.
syn: See check.

curb

kerb
1. 'curb'

Curb can be a noun or a verb.

If you curb something, you control it and keep it within definite limits.

...proposals to curb the powers of the Home Secretary.
You must curb your extravagant tastes.

You can say that someone imposes a curb on something.

This requires a curb on public spending.
Another year of wage curbs is inevitable.
2. 'kerb'

Curb is also the American spelling of the noun kerb. There is no difference in pronunciation. The kerb is the raised edge between a pavement and a road.

The taxi pulled into the kerb.
I pulled up at the curb.

curb


Past participle: curbed
Gerund: curbing

Imperative
curb
curb
Present
I curb
you curb
he/she/it curbs
we curb
you curb
they curb
Preterite
I curbed
you curbed
he/she/it curbed
we curbed
you curbed
they curbed
Present Continuous
I am curbing
you are curbing
he/she/it is curbing
we are curbing
you are curbing
they are curbing
Present Perfect
I have curbed
you have curbed
he/she/it has curbed
we have curbed
you have curbed
they have curbed
Past Continuous
I was curbing
you were curbing
he/she/it was curbing
we were curbing
you were curbing
they were curbing
Past Perfect
I had curbed
you had curbed
he/she/it had curbed
we had curbed
you had curbed
they had curbed
Future
I will curb
you will curb
he/she/it will curb
we will curb
you will curb
they will curb
Future Perfect
I will have curbed
you will have curbed
he/she/it will have curbed
we will have curbed
you will have curbed
they will have curbed
Future Continuous
I will be curbing
you will be curbing
he/she/it will be curbing
we will be curbing
you will be curbing
they will be curbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been curbing
you have been curbing
he/she/it has been curbing
we have been curbing
you have been curbing
they have been curbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been curbing
you will have been curbing
he/she/it will have been curbing
we will have been curbing
you will have been curbing
they will have been curbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been curbing
you had been curbing
he/she/it had been curbing
we had been curbing
you had been curbing
they had been curbing
Conditional
I would curb
you would curb
he/she/it would curb
we would curb
you would curb
they would curb
Past Conditional
I would have curbed
you would have curbed
he/she/it would have curbed
we would have curbed
you would have curbed
they would have curbed

curb


Past participle: curbed
Gerund: curbing

Imperative
curb
curb
Present
I curb
you curb
he/she/it curbs
we curb
you curb
they curb
Preterite
I curbed
you curbed
he/she/it curbed
we curbed
you curbed
they curbed
Present Continuous
I am curbing
you are curbing
he/she/it is curbing
we are curbing
you are curbing
they are curbing
Present Perfect
I have curbed
you have curbed
he/she/it has curbed
we have curbed
you have curbed
they have curbed
Past Continuous
I was curbing
you were curbing
he/she/it was curbing
we were curbing
you were curbing
they were curbing
Past Perfect
I had curbed
you had curbed
he/she/it had curbed
we had curbed
you had curbed
they had curbed
Future
I will curb
you will curb
he/she/it will curb
we will curb
you will curb
they will curb
Future Perfect
I will have curbed
you will have curbed
he/she/it will have curbed
we will have curbed
you will have curbed
they will have curbed
Future Continuous
I will be curbing
you will be curbing
he/she/it will be curbing
we will be curbing
you will be curbing
they will be curbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been curbing
you have been curbing
he/she/it has been curbing
we have been curbing
you have been curbing
they have been curbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been curbing
you will have been curbing
he/she/it will have been curbing
we will have been curbing
you will have been curbing
they will have been curbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been curbing
you had been curbing
he/she/it had been curbing
we had been curbing
you had been curbing
they had been curbing
Conditional
I would curb
you would curb
he/she/it would curb
we would curb
you would curb
they would curb
Past Conditional
I would have curbed
you would have curbed
he/she/it would have curbed
we would have curbed
you would have curbed
they would have curbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)curb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
curbstone, kerbstone - a paving stone forming part of a curb
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
2.curb - a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
bit - piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
3.curb - a stock exchange in New YorkCurb - a stock exchange in New York  
4.curb - the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
restraint - the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade"
Verb1.curb - lessen the intensity ofcurb - 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"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
damp - restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
mortify, subdue, crucify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
abnegate, deny - deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
keep back, restrain, hold back, keep - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
train - cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
catch - check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
bate - moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
thermostat - control the temperature with a thermostat
countercheck, counteract - oppose or check by a counteraction
2.curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
blink away, blink, wink - force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
dampen, stifle - smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
choke back, choke down, choke off - suppress; "He choked down his rage"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
burke - get rid of, silence, or suppress; "burke an issue"
silence - keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
quell, squelch, quench - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
muffle, stifle, strangle, repress, smother - conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - 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"
3.curb - keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
4.curb - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
abridge - lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"
immobilise, immobilize - cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

curb

verb
1. restrain, control, check, contain, restrict, moderate, suppress, inhibit, subdue, hinder, repress, constrain, retard, impede, muzzle, bridle, stem the flow of, keep a tight rein on He must learn to curb that temper of his.
noun
1. restraint, control, check, brake, limitation, rein, deterrent, bridle He called for much stricter curbs on immigration.

curb

nounverb
To control, restrict, or arrest:
Translations
حافّة الرّصيفحِرْفُ الرَّصِيفُشَكيمَه، عِنانكابِحيَكبَح، يَشكُم
obrubníkuzdabrzdabrzdit
båndbegrænsningbremsefortovskantkantsten
jalkakäytävän reunusrajoitus
ograničenjerubnik
megzaboláz
beislihalda aftur afhalda í skefjum
拘束縁石
억제연석
apribojimaskelkraščio akmuošaligatvio kraštassutramdytisuvaržymas
iegrožošanaiegrožotietves malasavaldīšanasavaldīt
brzdiť
robnik
bandtrottoarkant
การควบคุมขอบถนน
dizginengelgem vurmakkaldırım kenarıkaldırım taşı
lề đườngsự kiềm chế

curb

[kɜːb]
A. N
1. (fig) → freno m
to put a curb on sthponer freno a algo, refrenar algo
2. (US) = kerb
B. VT (fig) [+ temper, impatience etc] → dominar, refrenar; [+ spending] → restringir; [+ inflation] → poner freno a, frenar

curb

[ˈkɜːrb]
vt (= control) [+ inflation] → contrôler; [+ expenditure] → limiter, juguler; [+ powers] → limiter; [+ violence, illegal activities] → refréner
to curb one's enthusiasm → refréner son enthousiasme
to curb sb's enthusiasm → mettre un frein à l'enthousiasme de qn
to curb the spread of sth → limiter la progression de qch
n
(= control) → frein m (fig)
a curb on sth → un frein à qch
to put a curb on sth → mettre un frein à qch
(US) = kerbcurb crawling n (US) = kerb-crawlingcurd cheese [ˌkɜːrdˈtʃiːz] nfromage m blanc

curb

n
(of harness) (= bit)Kandare f; (= chain)Kinnkette f, → Kandarenkette f
(fig)Behinderung f; to put a curb on somebody (esp Brit) → jdn im Zaum or in Schranken halten; to put a curb on somethingetw einschränken; this acted as a curb on his musical developmentdas (be)hinderte seine musikalische Entwicklung
(esp US: = curbstone) = kerb
vt
horsezügeln
(fig)zügeln; immigration, investment etcin Schranken halten, bremsen (inf)

curb

:
curb bit
nKandare f
curb market
n (US St Ex) → Freiverkehr m
curb rein
nKandarenzügel m
curb roof
n (Archit) → Mansardendach nt
curb service
n (US) → Bedienung fam Fahrzeug
curbside
n (US) → Straßenrand m; curb pickup (of takeaway food etc) → Einkauf mdirekt vom Straßenrand aus
curbstone
n (esp US) = kerbstone

curb

1 [kɜːb]
1. nfreno
2. vt (fig) (temper, impatience) → frenare, tenere a freno; (expenditure) → limitare

curb

(kəːb) noun
1. something which restrains or controls. We'll have to put a curb on his enthusiasm.
2. (American) a kerb.
verb
to hold back, restrain or control. You must curb your spending.
ˈcurbstone noun
(American) a kerbstone.

curb

حِرْفُ الرَّصِيفُ, كابِح obrubník, uzda begrænsning, kantsten Bordkante, Zaum κράσπεδο borde de la acera, bordillo, freno jalkakäytävän reunus, rajoitus bord du trottoir, frein ograničenje, rubnik cordolo, freno 拘束, 縁石 억제, 연석 beteugeling, stoeprand brems, fortauskant hamulec, krawężnik berma, margem de calçada, restrição бордюр, сдерживание band, trottoarkant การควบคุม, ขอบถนน dizgin, kaldırım taşı lề đường, sự kiềm chế 控制, 路缘

curb

vt (appetite, craving, etc.) suprimir (form), inhibir, frenar, disminuir
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