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Verb: curtail  kur'teyl
  1. Place restrictions on
    "curtail drinking in school";
    - restrict, curb, cut back
  2. Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries";
    - clip, cut short

Derived forms: curtails, curtailed, curtailing

See also: prune

Type of: circumscribe, confine to, limit, shorten