HyperDic: curb

English > 7 senses of the word curb / Curb:
NOUNartifactcurb, curbing, kerban edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
artifactcurb, curb bita horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
artifactCurb, American Stock Exchange, AMEXa stock exchange in New York
actcurb, bridle, checkthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
VERBsocialcurb, control, hold in, hold, contain, check, moderatelessen the intensity of
contactcurbkeep to the curb
changecurb, restrict, curtail, cut backplace restrictions on
curb / Curb > pronunciation
Soundsker'b
Rhymesadverb ... verb: 12 rhymes with erb...
English > curb: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter).
Synonymscurbing, kerb
Partscurbstone, kerbstoneA paving stone forming part of a curb
BroaderedgeA sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
Spanishbordillo
Catalanvorada
Verbscurbkeep to the curb
English > curb: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse.
Synonymcurb bit
BroaderbitPiece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
Spanishbocado con barbada
English > Curb: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA stock exchange in New York.
SynonymsAmerican Stock Exchange, AMEX
Instance ofstock exchange, stock market, securities marketAn exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers
SpanishAmerican Stock Exchange, AMEX
CatalanAmerican Stock Exchange
English > curb: 7 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
Synonymsbridle, check
BroaderrestraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
Spanishfreno
Catalanfre
Verbscurbplace restrictions on
curblessen the intensity of
English > curb: 7 senses > verb 1, social
Meaninglessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, moderate
Narrowerbatemoderate or restrain
catchcheck oneself during an action
countercheck, counteractOppose or check by a counteraction
damprestrain or discourage
deny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
thermostatControl the temperature with a thermostat
trainCause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcomprobar, contener, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Catalancontenir, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Nounscurbthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
English > curb: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningKeep to the curb.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"curb your dogs"
Broaderrestrain, encumber, cumberhold back
Spanishcunetear, refrenar, reprimir
Nounscurban edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
English > curb: 7 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningplace restrictions on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsrestrict, curtail, cut back
NarrowerabridgeLessen, diminish, or curtail
immobilize, immobiliseCause to be unable to move
rationrestrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
restrict, controlplace under restrictions
Broaderlimit, circumscribe, confine torestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
Spanishlimitar, restringir
Catalanlimitar, restringir
Nounscurbthe act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

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