President Obama is certainly trying to curb the military's expenditures—how could he not?
Signed about six months ago, the treaty does not do a great deal to curb nuclear arms on either side.
Indeed, they kicked Glenn Beck to the curb when his extreme views started making advertisers uneasy.
Jerry Seinfeld is now a bit player on curb Your Enthusiasm.
My CNN column: two things Obama can, and must, do to curb gun violence.
An empty auto stood by the curb, but no other vehicle or person was in sight.
Yet what can I say, for all men know that your valor needs the curb and not the spur.
We were driven to a little wooden house, set close against the curb.
A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk.
With light-mouthed horses, either a leather curb or a curb chain sewn in leather will be found the best.
late 15c., "strap passing under the jaw of a horse" (used to restrain the animal), from Old French courbe (12c.) "curb on a horse," from Latin curvus, from curvare "to bend" (see curve (v.)). Meaning "enclosed framework" is from 1510s, probably originally with a notion of "curved;" extended to margins of garden beds 1731; to "margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1791 (sometimes spelled kerb). Figurative sense of "a check, a restraint" is from 1610s.
1520s, of horses, "to lead to a curb," from curb (n.). Figurative use from 1580s. Related: Curbed; curbing.