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curb

curb

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhrb
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a usu. raised border of concrete, stone, or brick along the outer edge of a paved street or sidewalk.
Your wheels should be a little closer to the curb when you park.
similar words:
curbstone
definition 2: anything that serves as a restraint.
The nobles sought to put a curb on the monarch's power.
synonyms:
check, limitation, restraint, restriction
antonyms:
goad, spur
similar words:
bit, brake, bridle, constraint, control, damp, hindrance, leash, limit, manacle, rein, trammel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: curbed, curbing, curbs
definition 1: to limit or restrain; check.
If you don't curb your dog, you'll be asked to leave.I don't wish to curb your enthusiasm, but we haven't won the prize yet.You could see she was trying hard to curb her anger.
synonyms:
contain, control, damp, limit, restrain
antonyms:
goad, spur
similar words:
bridle, chasten, check, constrain, curtail, dampen, govern, hold, leash, moderate, rein, repress, restrict, stay, stem, suppress
definition 2: to provide with a curb.