Usage note
This word may also be spelled "kerb" in the sense shown in 1).
curb(
kuhrb
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (edge of sidewalk)
a. el bordillo de la acera
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The driver ran the car into the curb and popped a tire.El conductor chocó el carro con el bordillo de la acera y pinchó una llanta.
b. el bordillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I almost got hit by a car when I stepped off the curb.Casi me atropella un carro cuando bajé del bordillo.
c. el sardinel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Wait on the curb in front of the library and I'll pick you up.Espera en el sardinel enfrente de la biblioteca y te vengo a recoger.
d. la cuneta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I stepped off the curb to let the older lady pass.Me bajé de la cuneta para dejar que pasara la señora mayor.
e. el cordón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
I tripped on the curb and fell onto the sidewalk.Tropecé con el cordón y me caí a la vereda.
f. el cordón de la vereda
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
I slipped on the ice and fell off the curb.Resbalé con el hielo y me caí del cordón de la vereda.
g. el borde de la banqueta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I rode my bike up onto the curb.Subí con la bici al borde de la banqueta.
2. (stop)
a. el freno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The police are trying to put a curb on the pickpockets in the city center.La policía está tratando de poner freno a los carteristas en el centro de la ciudad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to control)
a. refrenar (appetite, excitement, need)
Unfortunately, consumers couldn't curb their appetite for imported goods.Lamentablemente, los consumidores no pudieron refrenar su apetito de bienes importados.
b. dominar (anger, excitement)
I just tried to breathe deeply and curb my anger.Traté de limitarme a respirar hondo y dominar mi enojo.
4. (to restrict)
a. poner freno a (spending, prices)
We need to curb our military spending and focus on our own country.Tenemos que poner freno a nuestros gastos militares y enfocarnos en nuestro propio país.
b. frenar (spending, prices)
If we increase interest rates, it will help to curb inflation.Si subimos las tasas de interés, ayudará a frenar la inflación.
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curb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el bordillo (de la acera)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(United Kingdom)
b. la solera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
c. el sardinel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
d. el cordón (de la vereda)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
e. el borde (de la banqueta)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
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curb [kɜːb]
noun
1 freno (m)
to put a curb on sth poner freno a algo; refrenar algo
2 (US)
transitive verb
[+temper, impatience etc] dominar; refrenar; [+spending] restringir; [+inflation] poner freno a; frenar;
modifier
kerb crawling See culture box in entry kerb.
kerb [kɜːb]
noun
(Britain) bordillo (m); cordón (m); (S. Cone) cuneta (f); (Chile)
modifier
kerb crawler (n) conductor que busca prostitutas desde su coche
kerb crawling (n) busca de prostitutas desde el coche
kerb drill (n) prácticas (f) de cruce
kerb market (n) mercado (m) no oficial que funciona después del cierre de la Bolsa; (que funciona después del cierre de la Bolsa)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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