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Synonyms of curb in English:


  • a curb on public spending
  • verb

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  • he breathed deeply, trying to curb his temper their failure to curb inflation
    restrain, hold back, keep back, hold in, repress, suppress, fight back, bite back, keep in check, check, control, keep under control, rein in, keep a tight rein on, contain, discipline, govern, bridle, tame, subdue, stifle, smother, swallow, choke back, muzzle, silence, muffle, strangle, gag;
    limit, put a limit on, keep within bounds, put the brakes on, slow down, retard, restrict, constrain, deter, impede, inhibit;
    freeze, peg
    informal button up, keep a/the lid on
    literary trammel
    [Antonyms] release
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