- 1 (restraint) curb (
onsth) freno (masculine)( aalgo) to put a curb on sth poner* freno or coto a algo to keep a curb on sth dominar or refrenar algoMore 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)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.
- 3( (British English/inglés británico) kerb)(in street) bordillo (masculine) (de la acera), borde (masculine) de la banqueta (Mexico/México) , cuneta (feminine) (Chile) , sardinel (masculine) (Colombia) , cordón (masculine) de la vereda (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)More 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.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.