verb (used with object)
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Origin of curb
synonym study for curb
OTHER WORDS FROM curb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH curbcurb , kerb
Words nearby curb
Example sentences from the Web for curb
In 2019, House Democrats wisely made political reform a top priority by writing and passing HR 1 — a package of election reform measures that included automatic voter registration and federal curbs on partisan gerrymandering.
Duce suggests going outside and incorporating whatever props you find—jumping on and off a curb, practicing push-ups against a rock, or doing dips from a bench.
The PU cast wheels measure 205 millimeters so you can feel confident going over curb cuts, bumps, and bits of debris.
They positioned my head on the edge of the curb and stomped on my face twice, breaking it wide open.
Beginning in the 1930s, scientists found that systole dampens pain and curbs startle reflexes.How Your Heart Influences What You Perceive and Fear|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 6, 2020|Quanta Magazine
No law or even revolution in police tactics can fully curb the rising expectations that come with a wired world.
Did you feel like, with Hello Ladies, you wanted your own showcase—your own Curb, so to speak?Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was shot twice in the head, his body left lying on a curb.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had the vehicles moved to the curb outside the dealership.
“The basic aim of a democratic regime is to curb the use of arbitrary powers against its citizens,” West writes.
Trouv, the moving spirit of the Commission, had but one idea, to curb the growing democratic spirit of the Piedmontese.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
As Matt hurried out of the capitol building he found Clip at the curb, waiting for him.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Dutifully Lamb's goon turned and retraced his steps to the curb, holding his four-square hat carefully.
He caught a down car and got out just as the first prowl car came sirening its way into the side street curb.
I will set a curb upon my impatience afterwards, and go through my period of ah—probation without murmuring.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for curb (1 of 2)
- Also called: curb bit a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap, which checks the horse
- Also called: curb chain the chain or strap itself