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.
To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
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.
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.
A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
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.
We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by. Will Rogers
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
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
I don't want to live life too cautiously. I mean, you can step off a curb and twist your ankle. Rickie Fowler