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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

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

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

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
Will Rogers

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
Homer
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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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