Synonyms for curtail
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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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restrict, curtail, curb, cut backverb
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 shortverb
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"
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I expect them to sharply curtail their share repurchases until the company is in better shape financially.
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.
These are human lives. Lives which hold inherent dignity endowed by our Creator, they are neither a mere statistic nor collateral damage in the world's attempt to curtail Iran's nuclear development. They are husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Do not forget them.
Leaving the situation as it is in Libya without a firm intervention to curtail these terrorist organizations would be a threat to international peace and security.
The markets are skittish. The concern is that the OPEC guys are not stepping in to curtail production and put a floor under the oil price, now the question is whether you go in and start (chipping) away at some of these names.
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- съкращавам, скъсявам, ограничавам, подрязвамBulgarian
- zkrátit, omezitCzech
- forkorte, begrænseDanish
- verkürzen, stutzen, beschränken, beschneiden, drosseln, kürzenGerman
- truncar, limitarSpanish
- restreindre, abréger, écourterFrench
- giorraichScottish Gaelic
- קיצר, צִמְצֵםHebrew
- auporo, totopeMāori
- knotten, beknotten, beperken, kortwieken, bekorten, verkorten, kort houden, inkortenDutch
- сокращать, органичивать, урезатьRussian
- skratiti, stegnuti, ograničiti, smanjitiSerbo-Croatian
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