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Definitions of curb

  1. To restrain; keep in subjection; furnish with a check rein, as a horse, or an inclosing border, as a sidewalk. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To bend to one's will: to subdue: to restrain or check: to furnish with or guide by a curb. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To subdue; restrain; control by a curb. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To subject, control, as with reins and curb. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. keep to the curb; "curb your dogs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To restrain; to guide and manage; to furnish with a curb. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To guide or restrain by a curb, as a horse; to check or restrain; to hold back; to keep in subjection. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. To bend or curve Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To bend; to crouch; to cringe. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A curbstone. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. That which checks, restrains, or subdues; a part of a horse's bridle; an inclosing border of stone, as along a roadway or street. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. That which curbs: a check or hindrance: a chain or strap attached to the bit of a bridle for restraining the horse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Bit and chain of a bridle; anything that restrains; wall round a well. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A chain or strap to add power to a bit; also, a bit so arranged; restraint; control. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The framework around the top of a well. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A chain attached to the branches of the bridle and running under the lower jaw, which it presses on when the rein is tightened: restraint; check; anything that retains; a support on the edge, as a curb-stone. Curb-roof, a roof rounded on the top, having two slopes on each side. Curbstone, a stone placed at the edge of a pavement to hold the work together. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. The flat iron chain fastened to the upper part of the branches of a bridle; a check; restraint; hindrance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for curb

  1. The car turned from the curb – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. He was not accustomed to curb his violence in her presence. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
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