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Definition of Curb

Curb

  1. To bend or curve
  2. To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.
  3. To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
  4. To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
  5. That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.
  6. An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
  7. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
  8. A curbstone.
  9. A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.

Curb Quotations

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
Frances Burney

Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.
Leonardo da Vinci

You hear about things happening to people - they slip in the bathtub, fall down the stairs, step off the curb in London because they think that the cars come the other way - and they die. You feel you want to die making an effort at something; you don't want to die in some unnecessary way.
Christopher Walken

As history since Hiroshima shows, the best, perhaps the only, way to curb war is to deter it with such overwhelming force as to turn it from a struggle into suicide.
Martin Van Creveld

A whopping 89 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks online is the modern equivalent of 'curb appeal.' Rent a wide-angle lens and good lighting, get rid of your clutter and post at least eight great photos to win the beauty contest.
Barbara Corcoran
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Curb Translations

curb in French is bridons, bridez, brident, brider
curb in Latin is compescor, freno
curb in Norwegian is fortauskant, dempe
curb in Swedish is kuva, trottoarkant
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