- n an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
- n a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
- n a stock exchange in New York
- n the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
- v lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
- v to put down by force or authority
- v keep to the curb
curb your dogs
- v place restrictions on
- So hearing that Grassley might potentially be kicked to the curb is the best news Ive heard yet during this arduously long and embarrassingly stupid .
- But it calls for market-based legislation such as a "cap-and-trade" bill to curb overall emissions similar to the measures in the controversial Kyoto treaty.
- The prime minister makes a new call to curb violence, but Iraqis' patience with him and his government is wearing thin.