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curb

noun

1 curb

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

synonyms: curbing, kerb.

Roget 751: restraint; hindrance etc. 706; coercion etc. (compulsion) 744; cohibition, constraint, repression, suppression; discipline, control.    ... show more

Dutch: beteugelen, stoeprand
Polish: krawężnik



2 curb

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

synonym: curb bit.

Polish: mundsztuk, munsztuk

3 Curb

A stock exchange in New York.

synonyms: American Stock Exchange, AMEX.

4 curb

The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.

synonyms: bridle, check.

Roget 616: dissuasion, dehortation, expostulation, remonstrance; deprecation etc. 766.    discouragement, damper, wet blanket; disillusionment, disenchantment.    cohibition ... show more

Roget 752: prison, prison house; jail, gaol, cage, coop, den, cell; stronghold, fortress, keep, donjon, dungeon, Bastille, ... show more

Dutch: toom

verb

1 curb

Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.

synonyms: check, contain, control, hold, hold in, moderate.

Roget 174: be moderate etc. adj.; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.    moderate, soften, mitigate, ... show more

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... show more

Roget 751: restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall; restrict; debar etc. ... show more

Dutch: afremmen, matigen, modereren, remmen

2 curb

Keep to the curb.

3 curb

Place restrictions on.

synonyms: curtail, cut back, restrict.


Moby thesaurus: American Stock Exchange, Amex, Tarmac, Tarvia, Wall Street, abstain, arrest, arrestation, asphalt, back band, backpedal, backstrap, backwater, bearing rein, bellyband, bit, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, blinders ... show more.

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