Definition of Curb

1. Noun. An edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter).

Exact synonyms: Curbing, Kerb
Terms within: Curbstone, Kerbstone
Generic synonyms: Edge

2. Verb. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits. "Control your anger"

3. Noun. A horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse.
Exact synonyms: Curb Bit
Generic synonyms: Bit

4. Verb. To put down by force or authority. "Conquer one's desires"

5. Noun. A stock exchange in New York.

6. Verb. Keep to the curb. "Curb your dogs"
Generic synonyms: Constrain, Cumber, Encumber, Restrain

7. Noun. The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess. "His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
Exact synonyms: Bridle, Check
Generic synonyms: Restraint
Derivative terms: Check, Check

8. Verb. Place restrictions on. "Curtail drinking in school"
Exact synonyms: Curtail, Cut Back, Restrict
Generic synonyms: Circumscribe, Confine, Limit
Specialized synonyms: Abridge, Immobilise, Immobilize
Derivative terms: Restriction, Restrictive

Definition of Curb

1. v. t. To bend or curve

2. v. i. To bend; to crouch; to cringe.

3. n. 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.

Definition of Curb

1. Noun. (North America) A row of concrete along the edge of a road; a kerb (''UK'') ¹

2. Noun. A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening. ¹

3. Noun. Something that checks or restrains. ¹

4. Noun. A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain. ¹

5. Noun. A sidewalk, covered or partially enclosed, bordering the airport terminal road system with an adjacent paved areas to permit vehicles to off-load or load passengers. ¹

6. Verb. To check, restrain or control. ¹

7. Verb. To rein in. ¹

8. Verb. To furnish with a curb. ¹

9. Verb. To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp. ¹

10. Verb. To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb. ¹

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Definition of Curb

1. to restrain [v -ED, -ING, -S] : CURBABLE [adj] - See also: restrain

Medical Definition of Curb

1. A hard, painful, inflammatory swelling on the back part of the hock of the horse; it occurs in the plantar ligament near its insertion, is characterised by swelling and heat in the part and generally by lameness, and is believed to be caused by straining the ligament in falling, jumping, or pulling. Synonym: curby hock. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curb

curb (current term)
curb appeal
curb bit
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curb roof
curb roofs
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curb stomp
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curb stomping
curb stomps
curb tenotomy

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