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  • the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper
  • a stock exchange in New York
  • a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
  • an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
  • place restrictions on
    • curtail drinking in school
  • keep to the curb
    • curb your dogs
  • to put down by force or authority
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • 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
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