noun, verb (used with object) British.
curb ( defs 1, 15 ).
curb, kerb. Unabridged
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kerb or (US and Canadian) curb (kɜːb)
1.  a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway, so that the pavement is some 15 cm above the level of the road
2.  (tr) to provide with or enclose with a kerb
[C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve]
curb or (US and Canadian) curb
[C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve]

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Word Origin & History

1664, a variant of curb (q.v.), preferred British spelling in certain specialized senses, especially "edging of stone on a sidewalk" (1805).
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Example sentences
It recently announced plans to make kerb-crawling an arrestable offence.
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