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1. curb

noun. ['ˈkɝːb'] an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter).

Synonyms

  • kerb
  • curbing
  • curbstone
  • kerbstone

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness
  • consume
  • immoderation
  • intemperate

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Curb

  • disturb
  • superb
  • reverb
  • perturb
  • blurb
  • verb
  • serb
  • scherb
  • kerb
  • herb
  • erbe
  • erb

How do you pronounce curb?

Pronounce curb as kərb.

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Sentences with curb


1. Noun, singular or mass
A great lawn does a lot more than just increase your home's curb appeal.

2. Verb, base form
Giannone gave LIVESTRONG.com some tips on how to curb your appetite:

Quotes about curb


1. You don't need a search warrant to go through someone's trash. Seriously. Once it hits the curb it is totally fair game-you an look it up.
- Ally Carter, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

2. To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.
- Lewis Mumford

3. We pull our boots on with both handsbut we can't punch ourselves awake and all I can do is stand on the curb and say Sorryabout the blood in your mouth. I wish it was mine.I couldn't get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time.
- Richard Siken, Crush

2. curb

verb. ['ˈkɝːb'] to put down by force or authority.

Synonyms

  • hush up
  • control
  • subdue
  • choke back
  • conquer
  • burke
  • moderate
  • stamp down
  • hush
  • contain
  • shut up
  • wink
  • stifle
  • blink away
  • still
  • silence
  • hold
  • smother
  • quell
  • hold in
  • strangle
  • repress
  • check
  • choke down
  • quench
  • choke off
  • quieten
  • suppress
  • muffle
  • squelch
  • inhibit
  • dampen

Antonyms

  • open up
  • unconfined
  • be born
  • free

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)

3. curb

verb. ['ˈkɝːb'] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • thermostat
  • conquer
  • moderate
  • restrain
  • crucify
  • stamp down
  • train
  • keep back
  • hold back
  • contain
  • counteract
  • keep
  • abnegate
  • hold
  • deny
  • countercheck
  • throttle
  • hold in
  • restrict
  • bound
  • check
  • trammel
  • confine
  • bate
  • limit
  • suppress
  • catch
  • inhibit
  • damp
  • mortify

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • running
  • sparkling
  • communicativeness

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)

4. curb

noun. ['ˈkɝːb'] the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.

Synonyms

  • bridle
  • restraint

Antonyms

  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)

5. curb

verb. ['ˈkɝːb'] place restrictions on.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • limit
  • immobilize
  • confine
  • abridge
  • cut back
  • circumscribe
  • curtail

Antonyms

  • sound
  • stay
  • exclude
  • attack

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)

6. curb

noun. ['ˈkɝːb'] a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse.

Synonyms

  • curb bit

Antonyms

  • intense
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)

7. Curb

noun. a stock exchange in New York.

Synonyms

  • AMEX

8. curb

verb. ['ˈkɝːb'] keep to the curb.

Synonyms

  • restrain
  • encumber
  • cumber

Antonyms

  • agitate
  • worry
  • stormy
  • moving

Etymology

  • courbe (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • curvus (Latin)
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