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Noun: curbing  kur-bing
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: kerb)
  1. An edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    - curb [US], kerb [Brit]
Verb: curb  kurb
  1. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    "curb your anger";
    - control, hold in, hold, contain, check, moderate
  2. To put down by force or authority
    "curb a nascent uprising";
    - suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer
  3. Keep to the curb
    "curb your dogs"
  4. Place restrictions on
    "curb drinking in school";
    - restrict, curtail, cut back

Derived forms: curbings

Type of: circumscribe, confine, constrain, cumber [archaic], edge, encumber, hold back, keep, keep back, limit, restrain

Encyclopedia: Curbing