- curb market,
- curb roof,
- curb service,
- curb tenotomy,
- curb weight,
Origin of curbing
verb (used with object)
Origin of curb
Examples from the Web for curbing
Perhaps the threat of legal action has also played a role in curbing the horde of dyspeptic deviants.‘The Fappening’ Is Dead: From A-List Hacking Victims to D-Listers Accused of Leaking Nudes For PR|Marlow Stern|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This can change—but by curbing tuition inflation, not by extending more loans.The Way to Tackle College Debt Is to Take on Tuition Inflation|Kristen Soltis Anderson|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is not the work of a person interested in “curbing spending,” as Lew argues.
This is a smart move, and will be far more important to curbing unauthorized immigration than token efforts at border security.What You Need to Know About the Gang of Eight's Immigration Reform Deal|Justin Green|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The challenges in the longer term are to raise revenue while curbing the cost of health.
Uncle David and I were "tending mason," and father was down in the well laying or trying to lay the curbing.A Son of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
A man's figure rose from the shadows of the porch and came forward to meet us as we swung up to the curbing.Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed|Edna Ferber
The chief, curbing his wrath, begged until morning to get the money.Barclay of the Guides|Herbert Strang
They curb streets by resolution, but they have not resolution enough to keep the streets from curbing them.
His imagination was in rebellion against the curbing to which he strove to subject it.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
- Also called: curb bita horse's bit with an attached chain or strap, which checks the horse
- Also called: curb chainthe chain or strap itself
Word Origin for curb
1520s, of horses, "to lead to a curb," from curb (n.). Figurative use from 1580s. Related: Curbed; curbing.
late 15c., "strap passing under the jaw of a horse" (used to restrain the animal), from Old French courbe (12c.) "curb on a horse," from Latin curvus, from curvare "to bend" (see curve (v.)). Meaning "enclosed framework" is from 1510s, probably originally with a notion of "curved;" extended to margins of garden beds 1731; to "margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1791 (sometimes spelled kerb). Figurative sense of "a check, a restraint" is from 1610s.