curb - kerb

curb - kerb
'curb'
Curb can be used as a noun or a verb.
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If you curb something, you control it and keep it within definite limits.

...proposals to curb the powers of the Home Secretary.

A man must decide either to curb his appetites or surrender to them.

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You can say that someone imposes a curb on something.

This requires a curb on public spending.

In the sixties spending curbs were relaxed.

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'kerb'
Curb is also the American spelling of the noun kerb. There is no difference in pronunciation. The kerb is the raised edge between a pavement and a road.

The taxi pulled into the kerb.

I pulled up at the curb.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Curb — 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. [1913 Webster] He that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curb — CURB, Ă, curbi, e, adj., s.f. I. adj. (Despre linii) În formă de arc; arcuit, încovoiat; (despre un plan) boltit. II. s.f. 1. Figură geometrică având o singură dimensiune; linie care nu este dreaptă. 2. Linie care reprezintă grafic o relaţie… …   Dicționar Român

  • Curb — (k[^u]rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curbed} (k[^u]rbd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Curbing}.] [F. courber to bend, curve, L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto s curved. Cf. {Curve}.] 1. To bend or curve. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Crooked and curbed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curb — Студийный альбом Nickelback Дата выпуска 1 мая, 1996 25 июня, 2002 Записан …   Википедия

  • curb — [kʉrb] n. [ME & OFr courbe, curve, curb, orig., adj., curved, bent < L curvus: see CURVE] 1. a chain or strap passed around a horse s lower jaw and attached to the bit (curb bit): the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when… …   English World dictionary

  • Curb — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Curb álbum de estudio de Nickelback Publicación Septiembre de 1996 25 de junio de 2002 (re lanzamiento) …   Wikipedia Español

  • CURB-65 — is a clinical prediction rule that has been validated for predicting mortality in community acquired pneumoniacite journal |author=Lim WS, van der Eerden MM, Laing R, et al |title=Defining community acquired pneumonia severity on presentation to… …   Wikipedia

  • CURB-65 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El CURB 65 es una escala de predicción de mortalidad utilizada en pacientes con neumonía adquirida en la comunidad.[1] Está avalada por la British Thoracic Society para la valoración de la severidad de la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Curb — Curb, v. i. To bend; to crouch; to cringe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg, Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curb — [n] restraining device; check barrier, border, brake, bridle, chain, control, deterrent, edge, harness, hindrance, ledge, limitation, lip, rein, restrainer, restraint, restriction, rim; concepts 376,497,652,745 Ant. encouragement, opening curb… …   New thesaurus

  • curb|er — «KUR buhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that curbs. 2. stones or other material forming a curb (of a street) …   Useful english dictionary

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