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  • n  an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
  • n  a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  • n  a stock exchange in New York
  • n  the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  • v  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • v  to put down by force or authority
  • v  keep to the curb
    curb your dogs
  • v  place restrictions on

  • So hearing that Grassley might potentially be kicked to the curb is the best news Ive heard yet during this arduously long and embarrassingly stupid .
  • But it calls for market-based legislation such as a "cap-and-trade" bill to curb overall emissions similar to the measures in the controversial Kyoto treaty.
  • The prime minister makes a new call to curb violence, but Iraqis' patience with him and his government is wearing thin.
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