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curb

noun (n)

  • an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: curbing, kerb
    source: wordnet30
  • a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: curb bit
    source: wordnet30
  • a stock exchange in New York (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess (noun.act)
    Synonym: bridle, check
    source: wordnet30
  • That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • to put down by force or authority (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • keep to the curb (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Curb your dogs.
    source: wordnet30
  • place restrictions on (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • To bend or curve (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To bend; to crouch; to cringe. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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