curbing

noun
curb·​ing | \ ˈkər-biŋ How to pronounce curbing (audio) \

Definition of curbing

1 : the material for a curb
2 : curb

Examples of curbing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aren’t burqa bans an illiberal curbing of religious and expressive freedom? Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "The Swiss Won’t Miss the Burqa," 9 Mar. 2021 Rapid economic development, the academic prowess of Korean students, even the largely successful curbing of covid-19—it is all thanks to the ancient Chinese system of thought imported to Korea two thousand years ago. The Economist, "Confucianism has become a political punchbag in South Korea," 2 Jan. 2021 The Legislature passed a bill in August to send all active voters mail-in ballots in hopes of curbing, or at least not fueling, the spread of the coronavirus. Sam Metz And Michael R. Blood, chicagotribune.com, "Why ballot-counting in Nevada is dragging on," 6 Nov. 2020 The Legislature passed a bill in August to send all active voters mail-in ballots in hopes of curbing, or at least not fueling, the spread of the coronavirus. Sam Metz And Michael R. Blood, USA TODAY, "Why ballot-counting in Nevada is dragging on," 6 Nov. 2020 Corporations also express their political opinions through expensive lobbying efforts; in fact, the curbing of corporate power is an issue many voters want to see on the ballot box. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "Is Your Boss Giving You Time Off To Vote? How Nice Of Them," 16 Oct. 2020 But some lawmakers from the governing Conservative Party are uneasy about tightening restrictions on business and daily life, citing the impact on Britain's already-reeling economy and the curbing of civil liberties. Greg Norman, Fox News, "UK's Boris Johnson announces new coronavirus prevention measures: 'This is the moment we must act'," 22 Sep. 2020 Phase one, which was completed in 2018, consisted of strengthening the infrastructure under the roadway, building brick sidewalks and new curbing on High Street and installing banner poles to post local advertisements. Jarrad Saffren, USA TODAY, "Mount Holly continues to improve High Street business district," 20 June 2020 The same goes for commodity companies like Exxon, which has benefited from his curbing of environmental protections, as well as major aerospace and defense companies like Lockheed Martin. Kate Kelly, New York Times, "Investors Weigh 2020 Election: A Progressive Bet or a ‘Trump Wins’ Portfolio?," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of curbing

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of curbing was in 1838

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“Curbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curbing. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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curbing

noun
curb·​ing | \ ˈkər-biŋ How to pronounce curbing (audio) \

Kids Definition of curbing

1 : material for making an enclosing border along the edge of a street

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