"curbs" in the noun sense
1. curb, curbing, kerb
an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
2. curb, curb bit
a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
3. American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb
a stock exchange in New York
4. bridle, check, curb
the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
"his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
"curbs" in the verb sense
1. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
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"
keep to the curb
"curb your dogs"
3. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back
place restrictions on
"curtail drinking in school"
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