Meaning of “curb” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “curb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"curb" in American English

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curbnoun [ C ]

us /kɜrb/

curb noun [ C ] (EDGE)

a raised edge along the side of a street, often forming part of a path for people to walk on:

She stood on the curb and waited until the light turned green to cross the street.

curbverb [ T ]

us /kɜrb/

curb verb [ T ] (CONTROL)

to control the growth or expression of something:

You’ve got to learn to curb your temper.

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"curb" in Business English

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curbverb [ T ]

uk /kɜːb/ us

to control or limit something that is not wanted:

The Government should act to curb tax evasion.
We will have to curb expenses.

curbnoun [ C ]

uk /kɜːb/ us

a limit on something that is not wanted:

curb (on sth) The legislature has put a curb on outsourcing state contract work.

(Definition of “curb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)