restrict, curtail, curb, cut back(verb)
place restrictions on
"curtail drinking in school"
suppress, bring down, qualify, conquer, moderate, throttle, trim down, flash back, prune, inhibit, cut, trammel, trim back, lop, trim, cut down, reduce, control, subdue, curb, stamp down, hold, cut short, confine, restrain, restrict, clip, hold in, contain, bound, limit, cut back, snip, crop, dress, check
clip, curtail, cut short(verb)
terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
"My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
To cut short the tail of an animal
Curtailing horses procured long horse-hair.
To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.
When the audience grew restless, the speaker curtailed her speech.
To limit or restrict, keep in check.
Their efforts to curtail spending didn't quite succeed.
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How to use curtail in a sentence?
We recognise the critical importance of infrastructure in driving economic growth but we are confronted with the constraints on public resources that require that we curtail public spending therefore it is necessary to turn to the private sector.
As the conversation around the Supreme Court vacancy progressed, Attorney General determined that the limitations inherent in the nomination process would curtail Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman effectiveness in Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman current role, given the urgent issues before the Department of Justice, Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman asked not to be considered for the position.While Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman is deeply grateful for the support and good wishes of all those who suggested Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman as a potential nominee, Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman is honored to serve as Attorney General, and Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman is fully committed to carrying out the work of the Department of Justice for the remainder of Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman term.
We will not tolerate a business facilitating illegal drug activity by selling drug paraphernalia, our efforts will curtail the ease of obtaining items needed to use crack cocaine.
All efforts by the authorities to curtail this phenomenon will fail as long as ... the accused are forced to confess to any crime, even if they did not commit it.
We still have two to three more weeks to curtail this disease and probably plateau or flatten it out.
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- ограничавам, подрязвам, скъсявам, съкращавамBulgarian
- omezit, zkrátitCzech
- forkorte, begrænseDanish
- verkürzen, drosseln, kürzen, beschneiden, beschränken, stutzenGerman
- limitar, truncarSpanish
- abréger, restreindre, écourterFrench
- giorraichScottish Gaelic
- קיצר, צִמְצֵםHebrew
- totope, auporoMāori
- beknotten, bekorten, knotten, inkorten, kort houden, verkorten, kortwieken, beperkenDutch
- органичивать, сокращать, урезатьRussian
- ograničiti, smanjiti, skratiti, stegnutiSerbo-Croatian
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