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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

Part of my mandate is to curb corruption and streamline a cumbersome, graft-ridden bureaucracy, to put resources where they will provide the clearest results, and to untangle a complicated regulatory environment.
Benigno Aquino III

I do try and curb my mouth, but I find it really hard. I wonder how many jobs I've talked myself out of!
Anna Chancellor

What people fear most about tragedy is its randomness - a taxi cab jumps the curb and hits a pedestrian, a gun misfires and kills a bystander. Better to have some rational cause and effect between incident and injury. And if cause and effect aren't possible, better that there at least be some reward for all the suffering.
Jeffrey Kluger

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

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