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curtailing, present participle; curtailed, past tense; curtails, 3rd person singular present; curtailed, past participle;
  1. Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on
    • - civil liberties were further curtailed
  2. Deprive someone of (something)
    • - I that am curtailed of this fair proportion

  1. restrict: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
  2. clip: 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"
  3. To cut short the tail of an animal; To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate; To limit or restrict, keep in check
  4. to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish. —Syn. lessen, dock. See shorten.
  5. to make shorter than planned
  6. (v) - shorten, reduce