Definition of 'curb'
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They really do have the power to curb spiralling top pay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The hunger for reward and the consequential acceptance of too much risk would also be curbed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Crime is down and immigration has been curbed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This would cut colds spreading and may curb asthma symptoms. The Sun (2016)The measures taken to curb inflation were bound to be unpopular. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Curb excess spending as you spread your wings. The Sun (2016)The first reaction to this assertion is disbelief as new mortgage lending curbs are looming. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet banks will have to weigh political and public pressure to curb pay against competitive pressures. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The judges must curb his histrionic behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These are taxing times in the drive to curb the growing power of the multinationals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Recent studies have suggested that lowering cholesterol might also curb the growth of tumours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cost of curbing inflation will be lower growth and higher unemployment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It has tightened bank credit and imposed curbs on new construction projects and foreign investment in property. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The banks that receive our money must be curbed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The committee has also demanded extra powers to curb risky mortgage lending. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Plans were also unveiled to curb compensation payments to the victims of crime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He began his reign by purging church officials not loyal to him and by curbing excesses of his own household. Christianity Today (2000)Last month a local law to curb anti-social behaviour was passed. The Sun (2016)It condemned all political parties for having ignored for decades how regular exercise has been shown to boost academic performance and curb antisocial behaviour. The Sun (2013)Eight pubs across the Pennines are to ban stag and hen parties in an attempt to curb rowdy behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When the Government is curbing or cutting back, this competition grows bitter. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'curb'
British English: curb /kɜːb/ NOUN
A curb is something that restrains or holds something else back.
He called for much stricter curbs on immigration.
- American English: curb restraint
- Arabic: كابِح
- Brazilian Portuguese: restrição
- Chinese: 控制
- Croatian: ograničenje
- Czech: uzda omezení
- Danish: begrænsning
- Dutch: beteugeling
- European Spanish: freno
- Finnish: rajoitus
- French: frein please remove the indicator, it is not the correct one.
- German: Zaum
- Greek: κράσπεδο
- Italian: freno
- Japanese: 拘束
- Korean: 억제
- Norwegian: brems
- Polish: hamulec
- European Portuguese: restrição
- Romanian: piedică
- Russian: сдерживание
- Spanish: freno
- Swedish: band
- Thai: การควบคุม
- Turkish: dizgin kontrol
- Ukrainian: обмеження
- Vietnamese: sự kiềm chế
British English: curb VERB
If you curb something, you control it and keep it within limits.
...advertisements aimed at curbing the spread of AIDS.
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