Definition Of curb


a check or restraint on something.

curbs on the powers of labor unions

a stone or concrete edging to a street or path.

She had to sit on the hard concrete curb in order to collect herself.

a swelling on the back of a horse's hock, caused by spraining a ligament.

a type of bit that is widely used in western riding. In English riding it is usually only used with a snaffle as part of a double bridle.

Too often I see people with track horses, who they are afraid of, sticking a big curb bit in their mouth.

lead (a dog being walked) near the curb to urinate or defecate.

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Example Of curb

  • Action is being demanded to curb the spread of advertising posters in Bolton.

  • And then the female grabbed my right arm and dragged me across the street and up the curb .

  • As the bus hit and jumped the street curb , the mass of people would be slammed forwards and to one side before being whipped the other way as the bus stopped.

  • At one extreme governments brought in new laws to curb what they saw as seditious journalism.

  • Besides, does anyone think youth policies will curb wage inflation among players?

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