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curb

  

      n  
1    something that restrains or holds back  
2    any enclosing framework, such as a wall of stones around the top of a well  
3   
a      (Also called)    curb bit   a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap, which checks the horse  
b      (Also called)    curb chain   the chain or strap itself  
4    a hard swelling on the hock of a horse  
      vb   tr  
5    to control with or as if with a curb; restrain,   (See also)        kerb  
     (C15: from Old French courbe curved piece of wood or metal, from Latin curvus curved)  


curb roof  
      n   a roof having two or more slopes on each side of the ridge  
   See also       mansard       1       gambrel roof       2  
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kerb   ,   (U.S. and Canadian)   curb         
      n  
1    a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway  
      vb  
2    tr   to provide with or enclose with a kerb  
     (C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve)  


curb         
      n  
1    something that restrains or holds back  
2    any enclosing framework, such as a wall of stones around the top of a well  
3   
a      (Also called)    curb bit   a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap, which checks the horse  
b      (Also called)    curb chain   the chain or strap itself  
4    a hard swelling on the hock of a horse  
      vb   tr  
5    to control with or as if with a curb; restrain,   (See also)        kerb  
     (C15: from Old French courbe curved piece of wood or metal, from Latin curvus curved)  
curb roof  
      n   a roof having two or more slopes on each side of the ridge  
   See also       mansard       1       gambrel roof       2  

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curb

  
1   
      vb   bite back, bridle, check, constrain, contain, control, hinder, impede, inhibit, keep a tight rein on, moderate, muzzle, repress, restrain, restrict, retard, stem the flow, subdue, suppress  
2   
      n   brake, bridle, check, control, deterrent, limitation, rein, restraint  

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