stopped, restrained, or slowed:Possible side effects include a curbed appetite and noticeable weight loss.She decided to pursue a long-curbed passion for acting, and has since appeared in a film or two.
having a raised edge or rim, as at the edge of a roadway:There is no overnight parking on any curbed street all year long.These shower stalls facilitate easy entrance for those unable to enter a bathtub shower or curbed shower stall with ease.
up against or on a sidewalk or at the edge of a roadway:It happens daily: a discharged passenger steps out to cross the street directly in front of a curbed bus and into the path of moving traffic.I had to zigzag my way past the curbed furniture of a newly evicted family.
the simple past tense and past participle of curb.
- un·curbed, adjective
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How to use curbed in a sentence
There are even prohibitions against ice-cream trucks playing their jingle once they’re parked at the curb.
According to charging documents obtained by ESPN, La Russa is alleged to have run his car into a curb alongside a Phoenix-area road shortly before midnight.Tony La Russa asked ‘Do you see my ring?’ during DUI stop, according to arrest report | Des Bieler, Matt Bonesteel | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Police said Kunene kept driving, jumped a curb and sideswiped two other police vehicles before hitting another police vehicle head on.Man shoots at officers, runs over woman with stolen cruiser in Lanham, police say | Katie Mettler, Dana Hedgpeth | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Since then, a revival of operations in Europe has been stymied as countries implement a new wave of Covid-19 curbs, while the North Atlantic market the airline also serves remains largely closed.‘A slap in the face’: Norwegian Air plunges after Oslo says no to more funding relief | Bernhard Warner | November 9, 2020 | Fortune
On this particular day, Gluesenkamp learned, a California highway patrol car had parked at the curb near the manzanita.How passion, luck and sweat saved some of North America’s rarest plants | Susan Milius | November 5, 2020 | Science News
Surely the unruly use of antibiotics in animal feed can and must be curbed.
At the end, those very forces whose influence he thought would be curbed had claimed his life.A Friend’s Tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens: The Diplomatic Indiana Jones | Roya Hakakian | September 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ISI wants U.S. intelligence operations in the country curbed and under its full control as the price for letting Davis go.
He rained smashing blows upon him with a furious frenzy that would not be curbed.Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
It was with difficulty that he had curbed his impatience until the obscurity of night should render his moving free from danger.The Spy | J. Fenimore Cooper
Stover was tempted to let his imagination run, but the thought of the afternoon curbed it.The Varmint | Owen Johnson
Curses trembled upon his lips, but he curbed them, inwardly determining to have his revenge when the opportunity should arise.Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
He curbed his desperate impatience, set his teeth, and whirled the noose about his head in a widening circle.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day