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Dictionary definition for: Curb

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

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) a horse''s bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse

4. (v) to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one''s desires"

5. (n) a stock exchange in New York

6. (v) keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"

7. (n) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

8. (v) place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"

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