super, supervisor; foreman, director, warden, boss, man in charge,
curb, n. 1. border, edge, margin, skirt, rim, lip, periphery, verge; brow, brink, ridge, ledge; curbstone, Brit. kerb.
2. frame, framework, enclosure, boundary; confines, bounds, limits, sides; wall, fence, railing, rail, post, picket, palisade, barrier, barricade.
3. restraint, self-restraint, check, checking; curbing, holding back, control, controlling, self-control; curtail, curtailment, cutting down on, moderation, temperance; slackening, slack, leniency, looseness, Inf. letting up on, Sl. laying off of; slowing up or down, deceleration, braking.
4. hindrance, retardant, damper, damp, wet blanket; repression, suppression, withholding; constraint, confinement, bar, bolt, lock, padlock; restriction, limitation, leading string, leash, chain, rein, tether; yoke, halter, harnass, bridle, collar, stay; bit, snaffle, muzzle, gag.
5. abstention, abstinence, nonindulgence, abstemiousness, moderation, continence, celibacy, fasting; Puritanism, austerity, self-mortification, self-deprivation; asceticism, self-denial, self-abnegation; refrain-ment, forbearance, desistance.
-v. 6. restrain, check, keep in check, hold back, contain, control; withhold, deny, abnegate, suppress, repress; curtail, cut down on, moderate, be temperate, Inf. let up on, Sl. lay off of, be lenient, be slack or loose with; slow up or down, decelerate, brake; stop, Sl. cheese, hold, stay, cease, arrest, halt; pull up, stop short, come to a halt; discontinue, interrupt, let up, pause, suspend, intermit; drop, have done with, let alone, let be, leave well enough alone, keep one's hands off, turn aside; desist, resist, abstain, forbear, restrain; forgo, do without, sacrifice; give up, Inf. swear off, quit, leave off, break off; renounce, relinquish, put aside.
curd, n. clabber, curdled milk, bonnyclabber, casein; yogurt, custard, flummery; coagulum, clot, cake, film, crust, scab; sponge, dough,
curdle, v. curd, clabber; coagulate, congeal, solidify, thicken; sour, ferment, spoil, Inf. turn,
cure, n. 1. remedial treatment, therapy, therapeutics; healing, reparation, restoration; recuperation, recovery, convalescence.
2. remedy, restorative, antidote, counteractive, neu-tralizer, corrective, preventive, prophylactic; cure-all, panacea, elixir, cure for all ills, nostrum; medicine, medicament, medication, Med. prescription, Pharm. drug, Bio-chem. antibiotic, physic, germicide; healing substance, Pharm. lotion, Pharm. ointment, unguent, salve, balm, liniment; tonic, Physiol., Med. stimulant.
3. (all of meat or fish) preservation, smoking, salting, drying, kippering; pickling, brining, corning; marinading, marinating.
-v. 4. heal, restore to health, make well or whole, Inf. bring around, put one back on one's feet; treat, doctor, apply remedies to, give medicine to, medicate, drug, dose, physic; attend to, take care of, minister to, nurse; palliate, mitigate, alleviate, relieve, lessen, ease, free from pain.
5. remedy, fix, repair, set right or straight, correct.
6. (all of meat or fish) preserve, smoke, salt, dry, kipper; pickle, brine, corn; marinade, marinate.
curfew, n. 1. evening bell, eleventh hour, bedtime; nightfall, close of day, sundown, sunset, Brit. Dial. cockshut; evening, eventide; dusk, twilight, Literary. gloaming.
2. ban, prohibition, proscription, forbiddance, interdict; preventive measure.