Synonyms for curb


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kurb
Phonetic Transcription : kɜrb

Top 10 synonyms for curb Other synonyms for the word curb

Définition of curb

Origin :
  • late 15c., "strap passing under the jaw of a horse" (used to restrain the animal), from Old French courbe (12c.) "curb on a horse," from Latin curvus, from curvare "to bend" (see curve (v.)). Meaning "enclosed framework" is from 1510s, probably originally with a notion of "curved;" extended to margins of garden beds 1731; to "margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1791 (sometimes spelled kerb). Figurative sense of "a check, a restraint" is from 1610s.
  • noun restraining device; check
  • verb repress, restrict
Example sentences :
  • Obeying a quick impulse, Percival stepped to the curb as she came opposite to him.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Yet what can I say, for all men know that your valor needs the curb and not the spur.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The cobblestones had gone, and from curb to curb stretched smooth asphalt.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • And if I were denied the power, I must, as I now do, curb my inclination.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The Tuttle person now approached his cabman, who had waited beside the curb.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • To this the preacher of morals replies that "man should curb his passions."
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • On either side of the wall the curb formed a large semicircle.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola
  • A carriage had drawn up at the curb and the driver was unloading a trunk from the rack.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His head had struck against the curb, and he had been picked up insensible.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for curb

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