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Pronunciation: /kɜːrb; kɜːb/

Translation of curb in Spanish:


  • 1 (restraint) curb (on sth) freno (masculine)(a algo) to put a curb on sth poner* freno or coto a algo to keep a curb on sth dominar or refrenar algo
    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 (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) curb bit freno (masculine)
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (control) [anger/excitement] dominar, refrenar; [spending/prices/imports] poner* freno a, frenar curb your dog (American English/inglés norteamericano) controle a su perro
  • 2 [horse] ponerle* la barbada a

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