Translation of curb in Spanish:


Pronunciation /kəːb//kərb/


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    curb (on sth) freno (a algo) masculine
    • to put a curb on sth poner freno / coto a algo
    • to keep a curb on sth dominar / refrenar algo
    • It is the received wisdom of the modern world that all wild creatures, including snakes, should suffer no curbs on their freedom or on the indulgence of their natural instincts, however distasteful those instincts may be.
    • But a number of trusts have said they should be allowed more flexibility over the curbs on hours, which will become even stricter next year when the European Working Time Directive limits the maximum to 58 per week.
    • Despite the rosy growth forecasts, it has announced strict curbs on the industry.
    • One of Britain's leading surgeons has called on the government to introduce curbs on the sale of alcohol, limiting the amount that customers can consume per visit to a pub or bar.
    • On the one side, technology has increased the choice available for the people and on the other governments are trying to put curbs on free flow of information.
    • Despite curbs on satellite TV, many get such broadcasts, as well as bootleg videotapes and smuggled publications.
    • Although some of his reforms were laudable, they were combined with strict curbs on the powers of the parliaments, convincing many that the hour of despotism had struck.
    • Now that there are curbs on smoking in public places and increased awareness on the dangers of passive smoking, cigarette - smoking shows signs of declining, we are told.
    • It all began with curbs on open grazing and felling of trees, control on population growth and ban on dowry and alcoholism.
    • Beijing is encouraging the development of big retail groups as part of attempts to strengthen the industry before it lifts curbs on overseas retailers.
    • The latest notion from FIFA - the game's world governing body - is to introduce curbs on how many games football's top performers should play in a season.
    • Claiming there were no curbs on academic freedom, the minister said the violations reported by the rights group were no more than ‘individual incidents’.
    • And health experts predict curbs on sugar and fat will soon be introduced to prevent manufacturers adding excessive amounts to their products.
    • The proposals are part of a wide-ranging White Paper on public health which also includes curbs on junk food advertising and the introduction of NHS personal health trainers.
    • His fate was also sealed by thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets on Friday night to protest strict curbs on bank deposits and his appointment of a Cabinet many believed was rife with corruption.
    • On Dec. 14, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board proposed stricter curbs on audit firms selling tax services to their clients.
    • There should also be strict curbs on extravaganzas using power.
    • Banks worldwide are targeting mainland lending, credit card, insurance and fund management services as it prepares to meet World Trade Organisation rules by lifting curbs on lenders.
    • Central to the government's bid to rein in economic growth have been administrative curbs on lending, especially to money-losing state enterprises.
    • He also suggested stringent curbs on slow-moving vehicles must be laid on flyovers, while preventing them from overspeeding at the same time.
  • 2

    (on bridle)
    barbada feminine
    before noun curb bit freno masculine
    • These horsemen rode with short stirrups, in snaffle bridles with a loose rein, in an uncollected, free forward manner that was the exact opposite of the extreme collection of the Continental riding school, with its emphasis on curb bits.
    • Too often I see people with track horses, who they are afraid of, sticking a big curb bit in their mouth.
    • The soldiers ride bays or chestnuts and use United States Army regulation saddles, saddlecloths, halters, bridles, and curb bits.
    • The curb bit promises collection - contained energy, not free forward movement - and hence submission to the will of the rider.
    • Because of this exaggerated pressure and release, curb bits impede true feel and understanding between you and your horse.
  • 3British kerb

    (in street)
    bordillo (de la acera) masculine
    borde de la banqueta masculine Mexico
    cuneta feminine Chile
    sardinel masculine Colombia
    cordón de la vereda masculine River Plate
    • I was almost knocked off my bike by three different cars pulling over at the last moment and parking straddling the kerb and road rendering the cycle lane worthless.
    • They cross zebra crossings when pedestrians are on them, mount the kerb and have a disregard for cycle lanes.
    • Edging towards the side of the pavement, he sat down on the kerb.
    • He lost control of the car, striking a kerb, a stone wall and a telegraph pole.
    • Rising bollards, bus-priority traffic lights and redesigned kerbs, which match the height of lowering buses, will be phased in.
    • There are not enough drop kerbs and crossings and the pavements are not wide enough in places.
    • They were going to the pelican crossing, but stepped off the kerb because they were frightened by a dog on the pavement.
    • It is blindingly obvious that the pavements and kerbs have not been swept for years.
    • At the junctions, the Council also needs to replace the step kerb with drop kerbs suitable for wheelchairs.
    • The car drove across the carriageway and mounted the kerb on the opposite side of the road.
    • The good news was that the attractive cul-de-sac's pavements and kerbs were to be overhauled.
    • He was just stepping into the bus lane off the left kerb as I went past.
    • County council contractors will widen the pavement and narrow the road as well as install new paving, kerbs and better street lighting to boost safety and visibility.
    • Local government also wastes a lot of resources on building kerbs, enlarging traffic islands, putting in vast amounts of street furniture to obstruct vision and unnecessary signage.
    • And why on earth were the original kerbs and traffic island ripped out and replaced in virtually the same places as before?
    • If I want to travel just a few hundred yards I have to negotiate sloping pavements and steep curbs in my chair.
    • Traces of the stone kerb can be seen on the east side.
    • He was furious with motorists parking outside his firm so he painted double-yellow lines near the kerb.
    • If the plans get the go-ahead they will include improvements to the pavements like dropping kerbs where appropriate.
    • Works to raise kerbs and improve lighting on the A414 in Danbury will begin on Monday.

transitive verb

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    (excitement/anger) dominar
    (excitement/anger) refrenar
    (imports/prices/spending) poner freno a
    (imports/spending/prices) frenar
    [ S ]curb your dog controle a su perro
    • At one extreme governments brought in new laws to curb what they saw as seditious journalism.
    • Certain good fats actually help curb your appetite, thus speeding up weight loss.
    • He also stated that the government was trying to produce a single regulation to curb smuggling across the country.
    • Two citizen organizations are working to curb the excesses of commercialism in our society.
    • Surely there's a way to curb smoking without seriously hampering such businesses.
    • The experts and the central bank will discuss possible ways to curb lending growth.
    • In short, critics say, it could mean a return to the undisciplined days of a decade ago, before many governments had to curb runaway spending to qualify for the euro.
    • Fearing rampant speculation, the government has ordered banks to curb lending for property investment.
    • But it hasn't curbed my appetite… it's almost like it's been sent into overdrive.
    • The tobacco companies offer the perfect illustration of the ways that corporations can effectively curb discussions about their products.
    • Action is being demanded to curb the spread of advertising posters in Bolton.
    • They are the first steps in action to curb anti-social behaviour and are voluntary.
    • But he also needs the cooperation of the people in curbing the menace.
    • The commission was hearing submissions on ways to curb the spread of HIV in prison.
    • In order to curb inflation, money growth must fall below growth in economic output.
    • The club has disinfection mats in place to curb the spread of Foot and Mouth disease.
    • Worries over job security will curb consumer spending.
    • He congratulated the police and council on working effectively together to curb anti-social behaviour.
    • When she's not curbing her enthusiasm, where does she hang her hat?
    • Besides, does anyone think youth policies will curb wage inflation among players?
  • 2

    (horse) ponerle la barbada a
    • The educational authorities have moved swiftly to curb this bucking bronco, whose 100 percent pass rates were the wonder of the land.
    • The raw energy, just curbed by their athletic riders, of the Parthenon horses comes to us straight from the ice age, from the dawn of humanity.
    • It didn't help that his holographic partner, a die-hard environmentalist, kept urging him to clean up after the mess; curbing a horse is not easy to do.