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American English: /kərb/
British English: /kəːb/

Translation of curb in Spanish:


  • 1 (restraint)curb (on something) to put a curb on something
    poner freno or coto a algo
    to keep a curb on something
    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) curb bit
    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

  • 1 (control)
    poner freno a
    curb your dog (US)
    controle a su perro
    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
    ponerle la barbada a
    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.
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