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curb

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curb, gutter, and storm drain

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Etymology

From Middle French courbe 'curve, curved object', itself from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] curvus

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
curb

Plural
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curb ({{{1}}})
  1. (North America) A row of concrete along the edge of a road.
  2. A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening.
  3. Something that checks or restrains.
  4. A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action that amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and the chin groove via a curb chain.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to curb

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to curb (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To check, restrain or control.
  2. (transitive) To rein in.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with a curb.

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