curb


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01. He was almost hit by a car when he stepped off the [curb] without looking.
02. I wiped out on my bicycle when my front wheel bumped against the [curb] while I was riding home.
03. He parked the car with one wheel up on the [curb].
04. If we don't do something to [curb] spending, we are going to run out of money very soon.
05. If we want to see the parade, we should go early, so we can find a place to sit on the [curb].
06. Don't ride your bicycle too close to the [curb] because if you bump it with your front wheel, you may fall over.
07. The old woman fell and broke her hip when she tripped over the [curb] after getting off the bus.
08. The government is looking for ways to [curb] rising health costs in our state.
09. The government needs to take measures to [curb] violent crime.
10. The National Council on the Handicapped notes that a [curb] is a wall to a handicapped person.
11. The government has begun a new campaign aimed at [curbing] smoking among teens.
12. You should learn to [curb] your anger before you have a heart attack.
13. Marjorie needs to [curb] her expensive tastes because she is getting seriously into debt.
14. Brazil's government wants to [curb] Amazon destruction and the land battles that are harming its image abroad.
15. A Chinese proverb advises, "Use power to [curb] power."
16. Will Rogers once noted that we can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the [curb], and clap as they go by.
17. Selma Fraiberg once stated that a two-year-old can be taught to [curb] his aggressions completely if the parents employ strong enough methods.
18. Schools need to do more to educate our children in order to help [curb] the rising racist sentiment in our country.
19. Exploitation of child labour in the developing world can only be [curbed] if consumers in the industrialized nations refuse to buy products made in sweatshops.
20. The government is proposing a number of cutbacks to various budgets to [curb] increases to the deficit.
21. She needs to learn to [curb] her temper if she hopes to move into senior management in this company.
22. The government has announced a curfew in an attempt to [curb] the violence which is plaguing the capital city.
23. Increased patrols by police and the military have failed to [curb] attacks on American troops in the region.

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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 — curb, kerb In BrE, curb is a noun meaning ‘a check or restraint’ and a verb meaning ‘to restrain’. As a noun it also means ‘a strap fastened to a bit on a horse’, and ‘a fender round a hearth’. In AmE, curb has these meanings and is also ‘a stone …   Modern English usage