There are 2 translations of curb in Spanish:

curb1

Pronunciation: /kɜːrb; kɜːb/

n

  • 1 (restraint) curb (on sth) freno (m)(a algo) to put a curb on sth poner* freno or coto a algo to keep a curb on sth dominar or refrenar algo
    More example sentences
    • There should also be strict curbs on extravaganzas using power.
    • On Dec. 14, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board proposed stricter curbs on audit firms selling tax services to their clients.
    • Although some of his reforms were laudable, they were combined with strict curbs on the powers of the parliaments, convincing many that the hour of despotism had struck.
  • 2 (on bridle) barbada (f) (before n) curb bit freno (m)
    More example sentences
    • Too often I see people with track horses, who they are afraid of, sticking a big curb bit in their mouth.
    • The curb bit promises collection - contained energy, not free forward movement - and hence submission to the will of the rider.
    • The soldiers ride bays or chestnuts and use United States Army regulation saddles, saddlecloths, halters, bridles, and curb bits.

More definitions of curb

Definition of curb in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of curb in Spanish:

curb2

vt

  • 1 (control) [anger/excitement] dominar, refrenar; [spending/prices/imports] poner* freno a, frenar curb your dog (AmE) controle a su perro
    More example sentences
    • Worries over job security will curb consumer spending.
    • In short, critics say, it could mean a return to the undisciplined days of a decade ago, before many governments had to curb runaway spending to qualify for the euro.
    • When she's not curbing her enthusiasm, where does she hang her hat?
  • 2 [horse] ponerle* la barbada a
    More example sentences
    • The educational authorities have moved swiftly to curb this bucking bronco, whose 100 percent pass rates were the wonder of the land.
    • It didn't help that his holographic partner, a die-hard environmentalist, kept urging him to clean up after the mess; curbing a horse is not easy to do.
    • The raw energy, just curbed by their athletic riders, of the Parthenon horses comes to us straight from the ice age, from the dawn of humanity.

More definitions of curb

Definition of curb in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.