curb
[kurb]

noun
1.a rim, especially of joined stones or concrete, along a street or roadway, forming an edge for a sidewalk.
2.anything that restrains or controls; a restraint; check.
3.an enclosing framework or border.
4.Alsocalledcurbbit.a bit used with a bridoon for controlof a horse, to whicha chain (curbchain)is hooked.
5.Alsocalledcurbmarket;British,kerb market,kerbstonemarket.a market, originally on the sidewalk or street, for the sale of securities not listed on a stock exchange. CompareAmerican Stock Exchange.

verb(usedwithobject)13.to control as with a curb; restrain; check.
14.to cause to keep near the curb: Curbyourdog.
15.to furnish with or protect by a curb.
16.to put a curb on (a horse).
Origin: 1250–1300

Relatedforms

curb·a·ble,adjective

curb·less,adjective

curb·like,adjective

un·curb,verb(usedwithobject)

un·curb·a·ble,adjective
synonyns:bridle
Antonyms:encourage

  • His brain had seemingly ceased to work, and he stumbled at the curb, for he was very tired.
  • The Curb did not turn his head to the right or left, but came along chanting something slowly.
  • Jo spread out his hands in deprecation, and turned to the Curb, as though for him to answer.
  • The Curb turned half uneasily towards Jo, who was following at a little distance.
  • Its massive stone curb stands up three or four feet above-ground, and is whole and uninjured.
  • The Curb understood.
  • Charley looked the Curb steadily in the eyes.
curbs
curve


This is a curb of a road.
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This is a curb of a road made of legos.


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A curb of a road


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