Definition of Curbs:

  1. Lead (a dog being walked) near the curb to urinate or defecate, in order to avoid soiling buildings, pavements, etc.

  2. Variant spelling of kerb.

  3. A swelling on the back of a horses hock, caused by spraining a ligament.

  4. Restrain or keep in check.

  5. Temporary trading restrictions imposed by an exchange to even out dramatic price swings of a volatile market. Curbs are typically triggered by a large drop in the broader market and may include a complete halt in trading. In some situations, the restrictions may prohibit program trading or limit acceptable trades to those placed only on an uptick. See Circuit Breaker; Trading Halt.

  6. A check or restraint on something.

  7. A type of bit with a strap or chain attached which passes under a horses lower jaw, used as a check.

Synonyms of Curbs

Restrain, Hold back, Keep back, Hold in, Repress, Suppress, Fight back, Bite back, Keep in check, Check, Control, Keep under control, Rein in, Keep a tight rein on, Contain, Discipline, Govern, Bridle, Tame, Subdue, Stifle, Smother, Swallow, Choke back, Muzzle, Silence, Muffle, Strangle, Gag, Restraint, Restriction, Check, Brake, Rein, Control, Limitation, Limit, Constraint, Stricture

How to use Curbs in a sentence?

  1. Too often I see people with track horses, who they are afraid of, sticking a big curb bit in their mouth.
  2. She promised she would curb her temper.
  3. Plans to introduce tougher curbs on insider dealing.

Meaning of Curbs & Curbs Definition