Curb Curb (k[^u]rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curbed} (k[^u]rbd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curbing}.] [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved. Cf. {Curve}.] 1. To bend or curve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Crooked and curbed lines. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Where pinching want must curb thy warm desires. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Curb — Curb, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] He that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curb — CURB, Ă, curbi, e, adj., s.f. I. adj. (Despre linii) În formă de arc; arcuit, încovoiat; (despre un plan) boltit. II. s.f. 1. Figură geometrică având o singură dimensiune; linie care nu este dreaptă. 2. Linie care reprezintă grafic o relaţie… …   Dicționar Român

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  • curb — [kʉrb] n. [ME & OFr courbe, curve, curb, orig., adj., curved, bent < L curvus: see CURVE] 1. a chain or strap passed around a horse s lower jaw and attached to the bit (curb bit): the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when… …   English World dictionary

  • Curb — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Curb álbum de estudio de Nickelback Publicación Septiembre de 1996 25 de junio de 2002 (re lanzamiento) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Curb — Curb, v. i. To bend; to crouch; to cringe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg, Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curb — curb, kerb In BrE, curb is a noun meaning ‘a check or restraint’ and a verb meaning ‘to restrain’. As a noun it also means ‘a strap fastened to a bit on a horse’, and ‘a fender round a hearth’. In AmE, curb has these meanings and is also ‘a stone …   Modern English usage

  • curb — [n] restraining device; check barrier, border, brake, bridle, chain, control, deterrent, edge, harness, hindrance, ledge, limitation, lip, rein, restrainer, restraint, restriction, rim; concepts 376,497,652,745 Ant. encouragement, opening curb… …   New thesaurus

  • curb — I verb arrest, brake, check, control, delay, detain, govern, harness, hinder, hold back, hold in check, hold up, impede, inhibit, keep within limits, limit, mitigate, moderate, muzzle, obstruct, prohibit, repress, restrain, retard, snub, stay,… …   Law dictionary

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