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  1. [noun] an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    Synonyms: ing, kerb

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

  3. [noun] a stock exchange in New York
    Synonyms: American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb

  4. [noun] the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
    Synonyms: bridle, check

  5. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: control, hold in, hold, contain, check, moderate

  6. [verb] to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
    Synonyms: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer

  7. [verb] keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"

  8. [verb] place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
    Synonyms: restrict, curtail, cut back


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