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Overview of noun curb

The noun curb has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) curb, curbing, kerb

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

2. curb, curb bit

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

3. American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb

(a stock exchange in New York)

4. bridle, check, curb

(the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper")

Overview of verb curb

The verb curb has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

(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")

2. (2) suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb

(to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

3. curb

(keep to the curb; "curb your dogs")

4. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back

(place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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