Word:

Curb

Pronunciation: kûrb
v. t.1.To bend or curve.
[imp. & p. p. Curbed (kûrbd); p. pr. & vb. n. Curbing.]
Crooked and curbed lines.
- Holland.
2.To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.
3.To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
v. i.1.To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
n.1.That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.
2.(Arch.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
3.A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
4.A curbstone.
5.(Far.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.
Curb bit
a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage is obtained upon the jaws of horse.
Curb pins
(Horology) the pins on the regulator which restrain the hairspring.
- Knight.
Curb plate
(Arch.) a plate serving the purpose of a curb.
Deck curb
See under Deck.
Noun1.curb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
Synonyms: curbing, kerb
2.curb - a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
Synonyms: curb bit
3.CurbCurb - a stock exchange in New York
4.curb - the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
Synonyms: bridle, check
Verb1.curb - 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"
2.curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
3.curb - keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
4.curb - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
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