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


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 : an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a
          line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
          [syn: curb, kerb]