how to pronounce curb


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curb is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of curb in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… vital to curb climate change but he says …”

meanings of curb


  1. To bend or curve.
  2. To crouch; to cringe.
  3. To furnish with a curb, as a well; to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
  4. To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.
  5. To check, restrain or control.
  6. To rein in.
  7. To damage vehicle wheels or tires by running into or over a pavement curb.


  1. A sidewalk, covered or partially enclosed, bordering the airport terminal road system with adjacent paved areas to permit vehicles to off-load or load passengers.
  2. A raised margin along the edge of something, such as a well or the eye of a dome, as a strengthening.
  3. A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action which amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and chin groove via a curb chain.
  4. A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.
  5. Something that checks or restrains; a restraint.
  6. A concrete margin along the edge of a road; a kerb (UK, Australia, New Zealand).

curb frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word curb occurs in english on average 5.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics curb can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that curb can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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