VERB + CURB impose, introduce, put | act as Counselling acted as a curb on his violent behaviour.
PREP. ~ on Many companies have imposed curbs on smoking in the workplace.
ADV. drastically, greatly This legislation will greatly curb the power of local authorities.
VERB + CURB attempt to, try to | be designed to, be intended to a new law designed to curb harmful emissions from factories
PHRASES aimed at curbing sth a range of policies aimed at curbing inflation | an attempt/effort to curb sth, measures to curb sth