Translation of curb in Spanish:
- 1 (restraint)curb (
onsomething) to put a curb on somethingponer freno or coto a algoto keep a curb on somethingdominar or refrenar algoExample 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) curb bitExample 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.
- 3also: (British English) kerb(in street)bordillo (masculine) (de la acera)
borde (masculine) de la banqueta (Mexico)
cuneta (feminine) (Chile)
sardinel (masculine) (Colombia)
cordón (masculine) de la vereda (River Plate area)Example sentences
- Traces of the stone kerb can be seen on the east side.
- If the plans get the go-ahead they will include improvements to the pavements like dropping kerbs where appropriate.
- Works to raise kerbs and improve lighting on the A414 in Danbury will begin on Monday.
- 1 (control)(spending/prices/imports)curb your dog (American English)
poner freno a
frenarcontrole a su perroExample 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?
ponerle la barbada aExample 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.
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