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Curbed

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Curb \Curb\ (k[^u]rb), verb (used with an object) [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.]

Crooked and curbed lines. --Holland.

2. 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.

Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed. --Milton.

Where pinching want must curb thy warm desires. --Prior.

3. To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

curbed \curbed\ adjective held back from some action, especially by force. Opposite of {unrestrained}.

Syn: checked, restrained. [WordNet 1.5]