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Meaning of curb

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  curb
      n 1: an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a
           line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) [syn:
           {curb}, {curbing}, {kerb}]
      2: a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the
         horse [syn: {curb}, {curb bit}]
      3: a stock exchange in New York [syn: {American Stock Exchange},
         {AMEX}, {Curb}]
      4: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
         "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper" [syn:
         {bridle}, {check}, {curb}]
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: {control}, {hold in}, {hold}, {contain}, {check},
           {curb}, {moderate}]
      2: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent
         uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
         [syn: {suppress}, {stamp down}, {inhibit}, {subdue},
         {conquer}, {curb}]
      3: keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
      4: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" [syn:
         {restrict}, {curtail}, {curb}, {cut back}]


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