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curb

curb

 
pronunciation:
kuhrb
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a raised rim where a street meets the edge of the sidewalk.
The young driver drove the car up onto the curb.
definition 2: anything that controls or holds something back.
John's broken leg put a curb on our fun.
synonyms:
check, restriction
antonyms:
spur
similar words:
control, hindrance, limit, rein
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: curbed, curbing, curbs
definition: to control or hold back.
I am trying hard to curb my anger.
synonyms:
contain, control, limit, restrain
antonyms:
spur
similar words:
bridle, check, dampen, govern, hold, leash, moderate, rein, restrict