Definitions for (noun) curb

Main entry: curb, check, bridle

Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

Usage: his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper


Main entry: American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb

Definition: a stock exchange in New York


Main entry: curb, curbing, kerb

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


Main entry: curb, curb bit

Definition: a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

Definitions for (verb) curb

Main entry: curb, curtail, cut back, restrict

Definition: place restrictions on

Usage: curtail drinking in school


Main entry: inhibit, curb, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Definition: to put down by force or authority

Usage: suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires


Main entry: curb

Definition: keep to the curb

Usage: curb your dogs


Main entry: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger