curbing curbing  /ˈkɜr bɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. We need to begin curbing global greenhouse emissions right now, but more than a decade after the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, the world has utterly failed to do so.
  2. After months of legal disputes, New York City in May began enforcing a law aimed at curbing obesity by requiring certain restaurants to post the calorie content of each menu item.
  3. Obama will agree that curbing Iran's regional influence and limiting its nuclear activities is an urgent priority.

News

  1. South Korea pledges 15 percent cut to Iran oil imports: sources

    By Meeyoung Cho SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has pledged to the United States that it will cut imports of Iranian crude by 15 percent in the next six months to secure its next waiver to U.S. sanctions targeting Iran's nuclear program, two sources told Reuters. U.S. and European measures aimed at curbing Iran's oil shipments and depriving Tehran of its main source of funds drove crude exports to ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. World stocks fall after China aims at shadow loans

    BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets reeled Monday, with Shanghai's index enduring its biggest loss in four years, after China allowed commercial lending rates to soar in a move analysts said was aimed at curbing a booming underground lending industry.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Asia stocks fall after China aims at shadow loans

    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks sank Monday after China allowed commercial lending rates to soar in a move analysts said was aimed at curbing a booming underground lending industry.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. IFPI chief John Kennedy said the plan is "the most significant milestone yet in the task of curbing piracy on the internet."
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: John F Kennedy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The question is how to have an effective strategy. Is it more effective to let each state make a decision as to how to proceed in curbing greenhouse gases or is it more effective to have a national strategy," Bush said at a news conference...
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "It is completely absurd to assert that California does not have a compelling need to fight global warming by curbing greenhouse gas emissions from cars," California Attorney General Jerry Brown said. "There is absolutely no legal...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Jerry Brown Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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