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verb [transitive]     curb pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlecurbing
past tensecurbed
past participlecurbed
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  1. to control or limit something that is harmful

    Increased interest rates should curb inflation.

    1. a.
      to control an emotion or way of behaving that could cause problems

      You’d better curb that temper of yours.


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