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English noun: curb

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


Synonymscurbing, kerb


Broader (hypernym)edge


Part holonymcurbstone, kerbstone

2. curb (artifact) a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse


Synonymscurb bit


Broader (hypernym)bit

3. Curb (artifact) a stock exchange in New York


SynonymsAmerican Stock Exchange, AMEX


Instance hypernymsecurities market, stock exchange, stock market

4. curb (act) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess


SamplesHis common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.


Synonymsbridle, check


Broader (hypernym)restraint


English verb: curb

1. curb (social) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits


SamplesModerate your alcohol intake.
Hold your tongue.
Hold your temper.
Control your anger.


Synonymscheck, contain, control, hold, hold in, moderate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold back, keep, keep back, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)abnegate, bate, bound, catch, confine, conquer, counteract, countercheck, crucify, curb, damp, deny, inhibit, limit, mortify, restrain, restrict, restrict, stamp down, subdue, subdue, suppress, thermostat, throttle, train, trammel

2. curb (change) to put down by force or authority


SamplesSuppress a nascent uprising.
Stamp down on littering.
Conquer one's desires.


Synonymsconquer, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)blink, blink away, burke, choke back, choke down, choke off, dampen, hush, hush up, muffle, quell, quench, quieten, repress, shut up, silence, silence, smother, squelch, stifle, stifle, still, strangle, wink

3. curb (contact) keep to the curb


SamplesCurb your dogs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)constrain, cumber, encumber, restrain

4. curb (change) place restrictions on


SamplesCurtail drinking in school.


Synonymscurtail, cut back, restrict


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)circumscribe, confine, limit


Narrower (hyponym)abridge, immobilise, immobilize









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