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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

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

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

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

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

What are the aspects of yourself that line up with the character? You magnify those, and the ones that don't match up you kind of kick to the curb.
Jeff Bridges
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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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