Textual thesaurus for "curb"

(noun) check, bridle

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

(noun) American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb

a stock exchange in New York

(noun) curbing, kerb

an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

(noun) curb bit

a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

(verb) curtail, cut back, restrict

place restrictions on

curtail drinking in school

(verb) inhibit, conquer, stamp down, subdue, suppress

to put down by force or authority

suppress a nascent uprising; stamp down on littering; conquer one's desires

(verb) contain, control, hold, hold in, check, 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