[ noun ] an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
Used in print(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
By Nov. 8 , 1958 , weakness , specifically involving the pelvic and thigh musculature , was pronounced , and a common complaint was `` difficulty in stepping up on to curbs '' .
[ verb ] to put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising", "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"
Used in print(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
`` He 's there '' , he got_out tersely , curbing his rising excitement .
[ verb ] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
"moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"
Used in print(U.S. News and World Report,...)
Japan , since 1957 , has been `` voluntarily '' curbing exports of textiles to the U._S. .
The Japanese want to increase exports to the U._S. While they have been curbing shipments , they have watched Hong_Kong step_in and capture an expanding share of the big U._S. market .
[ verb ] keep to the curb
"curb your dogs"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27818