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Definition of "curbing" []

  • The material used to construct a curb. (noun)
  • A row of curbstones; a curb. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curbing" in a sentence
  • "The government needs to take a stronger stand in curbing robbery and mob justice."
  • "And while the current lack of supplies is an annoyance to regular users, in the long term curbing people's reliance on drink and drugs should be a goal supported by anyone with an interest in individuals 'health as well as society's as a whole."
  • "Many Democrats are backing the idea of curbing the health-care tax exclusion, which exempts employer health-care benefits from taxation."