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curb / freno
curb   [kɜ:b]
A. -noun
1. (figurative)   freno (m)
·to put a curb on something
·poner freno a algo,   refrenar algo
2. (United States)   kerb
B. -transitive verb   (figurative)
[+temper, impatience etcetera]   dominar,   refrenar
[+spending]   restringir
[+inflation]   poner freno a,   frenar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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