curb collocations and examples

 UK /kɜː(r)b/

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control or limit something

Nouns frequently used as the object of curb
something harmful: abuse, corruption, crime, emissions, global warming, inflation, terrorismThe president has pushed through legislation to curb corruption.rights or power: freedom, power, rightThe union has consistently demanded that legislation be introduced to curb the enormous buying power of the large supermarket chains.spread or excess of something: excess, growth, proliferation, rise, spreadWe need to curb the proliferation of small arms and reduce their numbers.emotion or physical feeling: appetite, craving, enthusiasm, instinctBut what can you do to curb those cravings?Consumers seem to have curbed their enthusiasm for shopping.
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