Synonyms of curb in English:


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1‘a curb on public spending’

restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control, limitation, limit, constraint, stricture
deterrent, damper, suppressant, retardant
informal crackdown, clampdown
literary trammel


1‘he breathed deeply, trying to curb his temper’

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
limit, put a limit on, keep within bounds, put the brakes on, slow down, retard, restrict, constrain, deter, impede, inhibit
freeze, peg
informal button up, keep a lid on, keep the lid on
literary trammel