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curtail

verb

1 curtail

Place restrictions on:
— Curtail drinking in school.

synonyms: curb, cut back, restrict.

Roget 38: subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract.    garble, mutilate, amputate, ... show more



2 curtail

Terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent:
— Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries.

synonyms: clip, cut short.

Roget 201: be short etc. adj.; render short etc. adj.; shorten, curtail, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce; compress etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, arrest, bate, bereave, bleed, bob, boil down, bridle, capsulize, check, circumscribe, clip, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate ... show more.

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