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kerb

 (kûrb)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of curb.

kerb

(kɜːb) or

curb

n
(Civil Engineering) 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
vb
(tr) to provide with or enclose with a kerb
[C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve]

curb

(kɜrb)

n.
1. a rim, esp. of joined stones or concrete, along a street or roadway, forming an edge for a sidewalk.
2. anything that restrains or controls; restraint; check.
3. an enclosing framework or border.
4. Also called curb′ mar`ket. a market, orig. on the sidewalk or street, for the sale of securities not listed on a stock exchange.
5. a swelling on the lower part of the back of the hock of a horse, often causing lameness.
v.t.
6. to control with or as if with a curb; restrain; check.
7. to cause (a dog) to keep near the curb when defecating.
8. to furnish with or protect by a curb.
9. to put a curb on (a horse).
Also, Brit., kerb (for defs. 1,5,15).
[1250–1300; Middle English: curved piece of wood < Anglo-French curb, courb curved, bowed, Old French < Latin curvus crooked, bent, curved. See curve]
curb′a•ble, adj.
syn: See check.

curb

kerb
1. 'curb'

Curb can be a noun or a verb.

If you curb something, you control it and keep it within definite limits.

...proposals to curb the powers of the Home Secretary.
You must curb your extravagant tastes.

You can say that someone imposes a curb on something.

This requires a curb on public spending.
Another year of wage curbs is inevitable.
2. 'kerb'

Curb is also the American spelling of the noun kerb. There is no difference in pronunciation. The kerb is the raised edge between a pavement and a road.

The taxi pulled into the kerb.
I pulled up at the curb.

kerb


Past participle: kerbed
Gerund: kerbing

Imperative
kerb
kerb
Present
I kerb
you kerb
he/she/it kerbs
we kerb
you kerb
they kerb
Preterite
I kerbed
you kerbed
he/she/it kerbed
we kerbed
you kerbed
they kerbed
Present Continuous
I am kerbing
you are kerbing
he/she/it is kerbing
we are kerbing
you are kerbing
they are kerbing
Present Perfect
I have kerbed
you have kerbed
he/she/it has kerbed
we have kerbed
you have kerbed
they have kerbed
Past Continuous
I was kerbing
you were kerbing
he/she/it was kerbing
we were kerbing
you were kerbing
they were kerbing
Past Perfect
I had kerbed
you had kerbed
he/she/it had kerbed
we had kerbed
you had kerbed
they had kerbed
Future
I will kerb
you will kerb
he/she/it will kerb
we will kerb
you will kerb
they will kerb
Future Perfect
I will have kerbed
you will have kerbed
he/she/it will have kerbed
we will have kerbed
you will have kerbed
they will have kerbed
Future Continuous
I will be kerbing
you will be kerbing
he/she/it will be kerbing
we will be kerbing
you will be kerbing
they will be kerbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been kerbing
you have been kerbing
he/she/it has been kerbing
we have been kerbing
you have been kerbing
they have been kerbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been kerbing
you will have been kerbing
he/she/it will have been kerbing
we will have been kerbing
you will have been kerbing
they will have been kerbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been kerbing
you had been kerbing
he/she/it had been kerbing
we had been kerbing
you had been kerbing
they had been kerbing
Conditional
I would kerb
you would kerb
he/she/it would kerb
we would kerb
you would kerb
they would kerb
Past Conditional
I would have kerbed
you would have kerbed
he/she/it would have kerbed
we would have kerbed
you would have kerbed
they would have kerbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kerb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)kerb - an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
curbstone, kerbstone - a paving stone forming part of a curb
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
Translations
حافَّة الرَّصيفحِرْفُ الرَّصِيفُ
obrubník
kantsten
jalkakäytävän reunus
rubnik
gangstéttarbrún
縁石
연석
akmeninis bordiūrasbordiūras
ietves mala
robnik
trottoarkant
ขอบถนน
kaldırım kenarıkaldırım taşı
lề đường

kerb

[kɜːb]
A. N (Brit) → bordillo m, cordón m (S. Cone), cuneta f (Chile)
B. CPD kerb crawler N conductor que busca prostitutas desde su coche
kerb crawling N busca de prostitutas desde el coche
kerb drill Nprácticas fpl de cruce
kerb market Nmercado m no oficial (que funciona después del cierre de la Bolsa)

kerb

[ˈkɜːrb] n (British)bordure f du trottoir, trottoir m
the impact of the car hitting the kerb → l'impact de la voiture heurtant le trottoir or la bordure du trottoir
She stepped off the kerb
BUT Elle descendit du trottoir.kerb crawler n personne qui accoste les prostitué(e)s en voiturekerb-crawling [ˈkɜːrbkrɔːlɪŋ] ndrague f en voiture

kerb

n (Brit) → Bordkante f, → Randstein m

kerb

:
kerb crawler
nFreier mim Autostrich (inf)
kerb crawling
nAutostrich m
kerb crawling area
nAutostrich m
kerb drill
kerb market
n (St Ex) → Freiverkehr m
kerbside
nStraßenrand m
kerbstone
nBordstein m, → Randstein m
kerb weight
n (of a car)Leergewicht nt

kerb

[kɜːb] n (Brit) → bordo or orlo del marciapiede

kerb

(kəːb) noun
(especially American curb) an edging, usually of stone, round a raised area, especially a pavement. The old lady stepped off the kerb right in front of a car.
ˈkerbstone noun
a stone used as part of a kerb.

kerb

حِرْفُ الرَّصِيفُ obrubník kantsten Bordkante κράσπεδο borde de la acera, bordillo jalkakäytävän reunus bord du trottoir rubnik cordolo 縁石 연석 stoeprand fortauskant krawężnik berma, margem de calçada бордюр trottoarkant ขอบถนน kaldırım taşı lề đường 路缘
References in classic literature ?
I've a right to sell flowers if I keep off the kerb.
The woman had paid but passing attention to the vehicle, merely noting that it discharged no passenger, but stood at the kerb with the motor running as though waiting for a fare from the residence before which it had stopped.
A girl, however, who had been driving a small car very slowly on the other side of the road, suddenly swung across, drew up by the kerb and leaned towards him.
I felt inclined to sit down on the kerb and hold my head in my hands.
For some minutes he had been eyeing his lordship appraisingly from the edge of the kerb, and now, secure in the fact that there seemed to be no policeman in the immediate vicinity, he anchored himself in front of him and observed that he had a wife and four children at home, all starving.
Project Description : Un-serviceable kerb and gutter, the existing brick & concrete type kerb and gutter is in a very poor condition this is causing water to pond and the broken sections are creating a public safety/trip hazard due to broken and missing concrete sections and kerb bricks.
As their drivers pulled in, their wheel trims or bumpers were being scraped along the kerb.
Mr Eastlake said: "The booklet for disabled drivers says you are allowed to park on double yellow lines but not where there are lines on the kerb.
A MARRIED security guard who told police he picked up a prostitute so she could show him where to buy tomatoes has been found guilty of kerb crawling.
THE new parking control referred to in your story headed New crackdown on driverscompletely ignored the protection of dropped kerb crossing places that is half of the new regulations.
Striking the kerb can lead to the tyre and wheel misalignment that causes un-even wear and premature tyre replacement," says a spokesman.
The Gazette launched its Kerb the Crawlers campaign in 2003 to name convicted kerb-crawlers.