Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) curb, curbing, kerb (an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter))
- S: (n) curb, curb bit (a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse)
- S: (n) American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb (a stock exchange in New York)
- S: (n) bridle, check, curb (the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess) "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
- S: (v) control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits) "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
- direct troponym / full troponym
- S: (v) suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquer (bring under control by force or authority) "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
- S: (v) choke off, choke down, choke back (suppress) "He choked down his rage"
- S: (v) hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up (cause to be quiet or not talk) "Please silence the children in the church!"
- S: (v) burke (get rid of, silence, or suppress) "burke an issue"
- S: (v) silence (keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure) "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
- S: (v) squelch, quell, quench (suppress or crush completely) "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
- S: (v) quench (electronics: suppress (sparking) when the current is cut off in an inductive circuit, or suppress (an oscillation or discharge) in a component or device)
- S: (v) damp (restrain or discourage) "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
- S: (v) mortify, subdue, crucify (hold within limits and control) "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
- S: (v) mortify (practice self-denial of one's body and appetites)
- S: (v) deny, abnegate (deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure) "She denied herself wine and spirits"
- S: (v) train (cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it) "train the vine"
- S: (v) catch (check oneself during an action) "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
- S: (v) bate (moderate or restrain; lessen the force of) "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
- S: (v) thermostat (control the temperature with a thermostat)
- S: (v) countercheck, counteract (oppose or check by a counteraction)
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- S: (v) curb (keep to the curb) "curb your dogs"
- S: (v) restrict, curtail, curb, cut back (place restrictions on) "curtail drinking in school"