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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

      adj : held back from some action especially by force [syn: checked]