curb

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
curb

Plural
curbs

  1. (countable) A curb is a stone or concrete edging between a sidewalk and a road.
    I stubbed my toe on the curb when crossing the street.
    I parked my car at the curb.

Verb[change]

Plain form
curb

Third-person singular
curbs

Past tense
curbed

Past participle
curbed

Present participle
curbing

curb, gutter and storm drain
  1. (transitive) To curb means to check or restrain or control.
    His parents tried to curb his late hours.
    Her husband curbed her reckless spending.
  2. To rein in.
  3. To furnish with a curb.
  4. To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.
  5. To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.