Nouns (17)
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curb, check, bridle
n. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
kerb, curbing, curb
n. an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
curb bit, curb
n. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
New York Curb Exchange, American Stock Exchange, AMEX, Curb
n. the second largest American stock exchange
curb market, curb
n. a market for the sale of unlisted securities
AMEX, Curb, American Stock Exchange
n. a stock exchange in New York
Verbs (18)
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moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. 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"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
stamp down, curb, conquer, subdue, inhibit, suppress
v. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
curb
v. keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
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Fuzzynyms (114)
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control
n. the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
constraint
n. the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others
tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquilize, calm, sedate
v. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
rest, remain, stay
v. stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
vary, alter, change
v. become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
modify, alter, change
v. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
modify
v. make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
restrict, qualify
v. make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
restrict, qualify
v. make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. 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"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
contract, narrow
v. make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
cease, terminate, finish, stop, end
v. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
get accustomed, adapt, adjust
v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
cut
v. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
minify, lessen, decrease
v. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
belittle, diminish
v. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
inhibit
v. limit, block, or decrease the action or function of; "inhibit the action of the enzyme"; "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"
suppress
v. reduce the incidence or severity of or stop; "suppress a yawn"; "this drug can suppress the hemorrhage"
make up one's mind, determine, decide
v. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
destine, specify, designate, intend
v. design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
have in mind, think of, mean
v. intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
demarcate
v. separate clearly, as if by boundaries
break
v. interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit"
characterise, characterize, qualify
v. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
define
v. give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
summarise, sum up, resume, summarize
v. give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"
leash, rope
v. fasten with a rope; "rope the bag securely"
bridle
v. put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
bridle
v. put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
hold back, keep back, keep, restrain
v. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
straiten
v. squeeze together
ground
v. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
ground
v. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
repress, muffle, strangle, stifle, smother
v. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
quieten, tranquillize, calm down, tranquillise, still, lull, tranquilize, quiet, calm
v. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
conceal, hide
v. prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
hush up, sleek over, gloss over, whitewash
v. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
muzzle
v. fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
muzzle
v. fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
keep down, reduce, subjugate, subdue, quash, repress
v. put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
regularise, govern, order, regularize, regulate
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
Synonyms (4)
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rationalise, rationalize
v. remove irrational quantities from; "This function can be rationalized"
kerbstone market, kerb market
n. (in Britain) a market for the sale of unlisted securities
Antonyms (3)
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expand
v. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"
excite, stimulate
v. stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
curb
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