Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun curb

4 senses of curb

Sense 1
curb, curbing, kerb -- (an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter))
       => edge -- (a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box")

Sense 2
curb, curb bit -- (a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse)
       => bit -- (piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit")

Sense 3
American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb -- (a stock exchange in New York)
       INSTANCE OF=> stock exchange, stock market, securities market -- (an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers)

Sense 4
bridle, check, curb -- (the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper")
       => restraint -- (the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; "the unlawful restraint of trade")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb curb

4 senses of curb

Sense 1
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")
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 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")
       => 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")

Sense 3
curb -- (keep to the curb; "curb your dogs")
       => restrain, encumber, cumber, constrain -- (hold back)

Sense 4
restrict, curtail, curb, cut back -- (place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school")
       => limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")

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