curb vs kerb

curb kerb

Definitions

  • 1) A sidewalk, covered or partially enclosed, bordering the airport terminal road system with an adjacent paved areas to permit vehicles to off-load or load passengers.
  • 2) A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain.
  • 3) Something that checks or restrains.
  • 4) A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening.
  • 5) North America A row of concrete along the edge of a road; a kerb (UK)
  • 6) A concrete border or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along the edge of a street.
  • 7) A chain or strap that passes under a horse's lower jaw and serves in conjunction with the bit to restrain the horse.
  • 8) An enclosing framework, such as that around a skylight.
  • 9) A market, originally on a street or sidewalk, for trading securities that are not listed on a stock exchange.
  • 10) A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  • 11) (Far.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.
  • 12) a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage is obtained upon the jaws of horse.
  • 13) (Horology) the pins on the regulator which restrain the hairspring.
  • 14) (Arch.) a plate serving the purpose of a curb.
  • 15) (Arch.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
  • 16) 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.
  • 17) A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
  • 18) A curbstone.
  • 19) a stock exchange in New York
  • 20) In mech.: A breast-wall or retaining-wall erected to support a bank of earth. A casing of stone, wood, brick, or iron, built inside a well that is being sunk, or the framework above and around a well. A boarded structure used to contain concrete until it hardens into a pier or foundation. The outer casing of a turbine-wheel. A curved shrouding which confines the water against the floats or buckets of a scoop-wheel or breast-wheel. The wall-plate at the springing of a dome. The wall-plate on the top of the permanent part of a windmill, on which the cap rotates as the wind veers. An inclined circular plate placed round the edge of a kettle to prevent the contents from boiling over.
  • 21) That which checks, restrains, or holds back; restraint; check; control.
  • 22) A line of joined stones set upright at the outer edge of a walk, or at one of the edges of a street or road, forming the inner side of a gutter; a row of curbstones.
  • 23) Specifically A chain or strap attached to the upper ends of the branches of the bit of a bridle, and passing under the horse's lower jaw, used chiefly in controlling an unruly or high-spirited horse.
  • 24) Same as crib, 11.
  • 25) A hard and callous swelling on various parts of a horse's leg, as the hinder part of the hock, the inside of the hoof, beneath the elbow of the hoof, etc.
  • 26) To check, restrain or control.
  • 27) To rein in.
  • 28) To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.
  • 29) To furnish with a curb.
  • 30) To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.
  • 31) Bent;curved;arched.
  • 32) To strengthen or defend by a curb: as, to curb a well or a bank of earth.
  • 33) Bent; curved; arched.
  • 34) To bend; crouch.
  • 35) To bend to one's will; check; restrain; hold in check; control; keep in subjection: as, to curb the passions.
  • 36) To restrain or control with a curb; guide and manage with the reins.
  • 37) Tobend;crouch.
  • 38) Tobend;curve.
  • 39) To bend; curve.
  • 40) obsolete To bend; to crouch; to cringe.
  • 41) To lead (a dog) off the sidewalk into the gutter so that it can excrete waste.
  • 42) To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in. synonym: restrain.
  • 43) obsolete To bend or curve.
  • 44) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.
  • 45) To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

Definitions

  • 1) UK, New Zealand The edge between the pavement and the roadway, consisting of a line of kerbstones.
  • 2) See curb.
  • 3) an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
  • 4) An irregular occasional spelling of curb, v., 4, and n., 3.
  • 5) UK To damage vehicle wheels or tyres by running into or over a pavement kerb.

Examples

  • 1) They really do have the power to curb spiralling top pay.
  • 2) The hunger for reward and the consequential acceptance of too much risk would also be curbed.
  • 3) Crime is down and immigration has been curbed.
  • 4) This would cut colds spreading and may curb asthma symptoms.
  • 5) The measures taken to curb inflation were bound to be unpopular.
  • 6) curb excess spending as you spread your wings.
  • 7) The first reaction to this assertion is disbelief as new mortgage lending curbs are looming.
  • 8) Yet banks will have to weigh political and public pressure to curb pay against competitive pressures.
  • 9) The judges must curb his histrionic behaviour.
  • 10) These are taxing times in the drive to curb the growing power of the multinationals.
  • 11) Recent studies have suggested that lowering cholesterol might also curb the growth of tumours.
  • 12) The cost of curbing inflation will be lower growth and higher unemployment.
  • 13) It has tightened bank credit and imposed curbs on new construction projects and foreign investment in property.
  • 14) The banks that receive our money must be curbed.
  • 15) The committee has also demanded extra powers to curb risky mortgage lending.
  • 16) Plans were also unveiled to curb compensation payments to the victims of crime.
  • 17) He began his reign by purging church officials not loyal to him and by curbing excesses of his own household.
  • 18) Last month a local law to curb anti-social behaviour was passed.
  • 19) It condemned all political parties for having ignored for decades how regular exercise has been shown to boost academic performance and curb antisocial behaviour.
  • 20) Eight pubs across the Pennines are to ban stag and hen parties in an attempt to curb rowdy behaviour.
  • 21) When the Government is curbing or cutting back, this competition grows bitter.
  • 22) Each grout line in between tiles on a curb is a place for water to penetrate.
  • 23) Kicking Charlie Crist to the curb is the dumbest move the GOP has made.
  • 24) Roger went and got what he called a curb-bit, and almost in
  • 25) When a curb is replaced to allow wheelchair access, whatever name that was on the original curb is retained, even if that name has long been changed.
  • 26) The Glenn name survives only in curb markings on scattered corners where progress has not yet arrived in the form of cutouts for the disabled and other wheeled sidewalk users:
  • 27) I am tempted to run outside, tap the window and shout, Sir, the curb is secure!
  • 28) The capacity of the lane next to the curb is much lower even when parking and stopping are strictly prohibited, and 350 vehicles per lane per hour is frequently used as its maximum possible peak hour capacity.
  • 29) Perhaps you will do him justice if you agree that the being who tries to free himself from his lawful curb is represented as very wretched indeed, and the heart that rebels against the decrees of its destiny as in sore distress.
  • 30) Peter confirms his exhortation, 1Pe 3: 9, by Ps 34: 12-16. refrain -- curb, literally, "cause to cease"; implying that our natural inclination and custom is to speak evil.
  • 31) Far below, to our right (for we were upon the Smith-town side) we heard the rushing of the river, whose rapid waters never receive curb from the iron chain of winter.
  • 32) ‘There should also be strict curbs on extravaganzas using power.’
  • 33) ‘On Dec. 14, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board proposed stricter curbs on audit firms selling tax services to their clients.’
  • 34) ‘Although some of his reforms were laudable, they were combined with strict curbs on the powers of the parliaments, convincing many that the hour of despotism had struck.’
  • 35) ‘Despite the rosy growth forecasts, it has announced strict curbs on the industry.’
  • 36) ‘But a number of trusts have said they should be allowed more flexibility over the curbs on hours, which will become even stricter next year when the European Working Time Directive limits the maximum to 58 per week.’
  • 37) ‘And health experts predict curbs on sugar and fat will soon be introduced to prevent manufacturers adding excessive amounts to their products.’
  • 38) ‘It all began with curbs on open grazing and felling of trees, control on population growth and ban on dowry and alcoholism.’
  • 39) ‘His fate was also sealed by thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets on Friday night to protest strict curbs on bank deposits and his appointment of a Cabinet many believed was rife with corruption.’
  • 40) ‘Central to the government's bid to rein in economic growth have been administrative curbs on lending, especially to money-losing state enterprises.’
  • 41) ‘One of Britain's leading surgeons has called on the government to introduce curbs on the sale of alcohol, limiting the amount that customers can consume per visit to a pub or bar.’
  • 42) ‘He also suggested stringent curbs on slow-moving vehicles must be laid on flyovers, while preventing them from overspeeding at the same time.’
  • 43) ‘It is the received wisdom of the modern world that all wild creatures, including snakes, should suffer no curbs on their freedom or on the indulgence of their natural instincts, however distasteful those instincts may be.’
  • 44) ‘Banks worldwide are targeting mainland lending, credit card, insurance and fund management services as it prepares to meet World Trade Organisation rules by lifting curbs on lenders.’
  • 45) ‘Claiming there were no curbs on academic freedom, the minister said the violations reported by the rights group were no more than ‘individual incidents’.’
  • 46) ‘Now that there are curbs on smoking in public places and increased awareness on the dangers of passive smoking, cigarette - smoking shows signs of declining, we are told.’
  • 47) ‘The proposals are part of a wide-ranging White Paper on public health which also includes curbs on junk food advertising and the introduction of NHS personal health trainers.’
  • 48) ‘The latest notion from FIFA - the game's world governing body - is to introduce curbs on how many games football's top performers should play in a season.’
  • 49) ‘Beijing is encouraging the development of big retail groups as part of attempts to strengthen the industry before it lifts curbs on overseas retailers.’
  • 50) ‘On the one side, technology has increased the choice available for the people and on the other governments are trying to put curbs on free flow of information.’
  • 51) ‘Despite curbs on satellite TV, many get such broadcasts, as well as bootleg videotapes and smuggled publications.’
  • 52) ‘Too often I see people with track horses, who they are afraid of, sticking a big curb bit in their mouth.’
  • 53) ‘The curb bit promises collection - contained energy, not free forward movement - and hence submission to the will of the rider.’
  • 54) ‘The soldiers ride bays or chestnuts and use United States Army regulation saddles, saddlecloths, halters, bridles, and curb bits.’
  • 55) ‘Because of this exaggerated pressure and release, curb bits impede true feel and understanding between you and your horse.’
  • 56) ‘These horsemen rode with short stirrups, in snaffle bridles with a loose rein, in an uncollected, free forward manner that was the exact opposite of the extreme collection of the Continental riding school, with its emphasis on curb bits.’
  • 57) ‘Worries over job security will curb consumer spending.’
  • 58) ‘In short, critics say, it could mean a return to the undisciplined days of a decade ago, before many governments had to curb runaway spending to qualify for the euro.’
  • 59) ‘When she's not curbing her enthusiasm, where does she hang her hat?’
  • 60) ‘But it hasn't curbed my appetite… it's almost like it's been sent into overdrive.’
  • 61) ‘The commission was hearing submissions on ways to curb the spread of HIV in prison.’
  • 62) ‘Action is being demanded to curb the spread of advertising posters in Bolton.’
  • 63) ‘The club has disinfection mats in place to curb the spread of Foot and Mouth disease.’
  • 64) ‘The experts and the central bank will discuss possible ways to curb lending growth.’
  • 65) ‘Fearing rampant speculation, the government has ordered banks to curb lending for property investment.’
  • 66) ‘Certain good fats actually help curb your appetite, thus speeding up weight loss.’
  • 67) ‘He congratulated the police and council on working effectively together to curb anti-social behaviour.’
  • 68) ‘They are the first steps in action to curb anti-social behaviour and are voluntary.’
  • 69) ‘In order to curb inflation, money growth must fall below growth in economic output.’
  • 70) ‘Besides, does anyone think youth policies will curb wage inflation among players?’
  • 71) ‘But he also needs the cooperation of the people in curbing the menace.’
  • 72) ‘Two citizen organizations are working to curb the excesses of commercialism in our society.’
  • 73) ‘At one extreme governments brought in new laws to curb what they saw as seditious journalism.’
  • 74) ‘The tobacco companies offer the perfect illustration of the ways that corporations can effectively curb discussions about their products.’
  • 75) ‘He also stated that the government was trying to produce a single regulation to curb smuggling across the country.’
  • 76) ‘Surely there's a way to curb smoking without seriously hampering such businesses.’
  • 77) ‘The educational authorities have moved swiftly to curb this bucking bronco, whose 100 percent pass rates were the wonder of the land.’
  • 78) ‘It didn't help that his holographic partner, a die-hard environmentalist, kept urging him to clean up after the mess; curbing a horse is not easy to do.’
  • 79) ‘The raw energy, just curbed by their athletic riders, of the Parthenon horses comes to us straight from the ice age, from the dawn of humanity.’

Examples

  • 1) The family were walking to a park when the speeding vehicle mounted the kerb.
  • 2) Pay attention to kerb appeal.
  • 3) He failed his driving test first time at 17, after clipping the kerb while parallel parking.
  • 4) UPSIDE The façade has kerb appeal.
  • 5) Too many minors and hitting a kerb.
  • 6) The driver mounted the kerb following a spat with a cyclist.
  • 7) If there is a high kerb it forces you to drive with care.
  • 8) Stick them on your soles for instant kerb appeal.
  • 9) Can you do it by mounting the kerb to avoid the speed lines altogether?
  • 10) So which designs will boost kerb appeal?
  • 11) And yesterday he injured his right wrist and hip and suffered cuts to his face after hitting a kerb.
  • 12) Officials said that the coach was thought to have clipped a kerb before hitting a lamppost and a tree and then overturning.
  • 13) We hit a concrete kerb at 50mph.
  • 14) He turned out of his drive and mounted a kerb at 30mph before hitting a hedge.
  • 15) But this test was not about kerb appeal, it was about pump avoidance.
  • 16) He lost control of his temper, which scared me into hitting the kerb.
  • 17) But on the downside its bluff styling and a heavy kerb weight make it feel ponderous through the bends and noisy on the motorway.
  • 18) I clip the kerb and feel the lurch through my sprung seat.
  • 19) Because apparently the driver said the damage had happened after he'd clipped a kerb while leaving a car park.
  • 20) And then again, she wants to back away quietly and run to where her friends are waiting in a car by the kerb.
  • 21) She told the inquest: 'He clipped the kerb and his front mirror hit the wall.
  • 22) Look for conservation areas: good-looking homes in smart areas with kerb appeal inevitably sell best.
  • 23) A blow to the head was deemed the cause, but exactly how was never established; a kerb from a fall?
  • 24) At the kerb was a Rolls-Royce with gold-plated fittings.
  • 25) A stone "kerb," or banquette, ran around one portion of the wall.
  • 26) - Types of escorts and unsafe methods such as kerb crawling, phonebox cards etc
  • 27) (I talked like a fool, I know; it was like asking a casual wayfarer in East Ham whether that by the kerb is the Moscow express.
  • 28) On all three walls the shafts in this storey stand on a kind of kerb or parapet, which is interrupted in the middle of each bay, and the stilt of the round arch is treated almost like a classical entablature, and has a moulding or cornice above it, while the uppermost part of the wall is thickened, thereby necessitating over each bay a comprising arch, which on the north wall is round, but on the other walls follows the shape of the three sub-arches, and forms a kind of upper order to them.
  • 29) Note also the placement of the Foster's (or, as they call it in Australia, "breakfast), which as you can see has been "kicked to the curb" (or, as they call it in Australia, the "kerb").
  • 30) I agree it is an awful corner but from the photo you took it seems like the lorry had cut the corner too tightly in any event (he was going to 'kerb' it from the looks of thinsg.
  • 31) ‘Traces of the stone kerb can be seen on the east side.’
  • 32) ‘If the plans get the go-ahead they will include improvements to the pavements like dropping kerbs where appropriate.’
  • 33) ‘Works to raise kerbs and improve lighting on the A414 in Danbury will begin on Monday.’
  • 34) ‘The good news was that the attractive cul-de-sac's pavements and kerbs were to be overhauled.’
  • 35) ‘It is blindingly obvious that the pavements and kerbs have not been swept for years.’
  • 36) ‘He lost control of the car, striking a kerb, a stone wall and a telegraph pole.’
  • 37) ‘If I want to travel just a few hundred yards I have to negotiate sloping pavements and steep curbs in my chair.’
  • 38) ‘At the junctions, the Council also needs to replace the step kerb with drop kerbs suitable for wheelchairs.’
  • 39) ‘He was just stepping into the bus lane off the left kerb as I went past.’
  • 40) ‘County council contractors will widen the pavement and narrow the road as well as install new paving, kerbs and better street lighting to boost safety and visibility.’
  • 41) ‘The car drove across the carriageway and mounted the kerb on the opposite side of the road.’
  • 42) ‘Edging towards the side of the pavement, he sat down on the kerb.’
  • 43) ‘Local government also wastes a lot of resources on building kerbs, enlarging traffic islands, putting in vast amounts of street furniture to obstruct vision and unnecessary signage.’
  • 44) ‘Rising bollards, bus-priority traffic lights and redesigned kerbs, which match the height of lowering buses, will be phased in.’
  • 45) ‘And why on earth were the original kerbs and traffic island ripped out and replaced in virtually the same places as before?’
  • 46) ‘He was furious with motorists parking outside his firm so he painted double-yellow lines near the kerb.’
  • 47) ‘They were going to the pelican crossing, but stepped off the kerb because they were frightened by a dog on the pavement.’
  • 48) ‘I was almost knocked off my bike by three different cars pulling over at the last moment and parking straddling the kerb and road rendering the cycle lane worthless.’
  • 49) ‘They cross zebra crossings when pedestrians are on them, mount the kerb and have a disregard for cycle lanes.’
  • 50) ‘There are not enough drop kerbs and crossings and the pavements are not wide enough in places.’
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