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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 curb /ˈkɝb/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 curb /ˈkɝb/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curb, v. i. To bend; to crouch; to cringe. [Obs.]
 Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,
 Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curb, 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.
 He that before ran in the pastures wild
 Felt the stiff curb control his angry jaws.   --Drayton.
 By these men, religion,that should be
 The curb, is made the spur of tyranny.   --Denham.
 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. --Knight.
 Curb pins Horology, the pins on the regulator which restrain the hairspring.
 Curb plate Arch., a plate serving the purpose of a curb.
 Deck curb. See under Deck.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curb v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curbed p. pr. & vb. n. Curbing.]
 1. To bend or curve. [Obs.]
    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.
    Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed.   --Milton.
    Where pinching want must curb thy warm desires.   --Prior.
 3. To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a
           line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
           [syn: curbing, kerb]
      2: a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the
         horse [syn: curb bit]
      3: a stock exchange in New York [syn: American Stock Exchange,
      4: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess;
         "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper" [syn: bridle,
      v 1: 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" [syn: control, hold in, hold, contain, check,
      2: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent
         uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's
         desires" [syn: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue,
      3: keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
      4: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" [syn: restrict,
          curtail, cut back]