Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Curbed"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Curb \Curb\ (k?rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curbed} (k?rbd); p. pr.
& vb. n. {Curbing}.] [F. courber to bend, curve, L. curvare,
fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. ?????? 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.

Where pinching want must curbthy warm desires.

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : held back from some action especially by force [syn: {checked}]

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