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curb

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something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
  • These international regulations act as a curb on the plundering of a nation's archaeological treasures.
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curb

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to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)
  • Try to curb your curiosity when it comes to your neighbors' business.
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restrain, check, curb, bridle mean to hold back from or control in doing something. restrain suggests holding back by force or persuasion from acting or from going to extremes.
    • restrained themselves from laughing
check implies restraining or impeding a progress, activity, or impetus.
    • trying to check government spending
curb suggests an abrupt or drastic checking.
    • learn to curb your appetite
bridle implies keeping under control by subduing or holding in.
    • bridle an impulse to throw the book down

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