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 for curb
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a
           line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) [syn:
           curb, curbing, kerb]
      2: a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the
         horse [syn: curb, curb bit]
      3: a stock exchange in New York [syn: American Stock Exchange,
         AMEX, Curb]
      4: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
         "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper" [syn:
         bridle, check, curb]
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: control, hold in, hold, contain, check,
           curb, moderate]
      2: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent
         uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
         [syn: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue,
         conquer, curb]
      3: keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
      4: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" [syn:
         restrict, curtail, curb, cut back]

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