Curb and Hold back


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Curb verb – To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: try to curb your curiosity when it comes to your neighbors' business

Hold back is a synonym for curb in restrain topic. In some cases you can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Curb", when it comes to topics like constrain, repress, restraint, inhibit. popular alternative
Nearby Words: curbed, curbing
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Hold back

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Hold back verb – To create difficulty for the work or activity of.
Usage example: the only thing holding Joe back from joining the swim team is lack of transportation

Curb is a synonym for hold back in constrain topic. You can use "Curb" instead a verb "Hold back", if it concerns topics such as repress, inhibit, hinder, restrain. popular alternative
Synonyms for Hold back

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  • Manga / Black Clover Curb-Stomp Battle: During the magic knight exams, Asta delivers one to his opponent Sekke with one swing of his sword after the latter said not to hold back.
  • In a fight, Curb-Stomp Battle is likely what would happen if the stronger character didn't hold back... and it might anyway.
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