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To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate

When the audience grew restless, the speaker curtailed her speech.

To cut short the tail of an animal

Curtailing horses procured long horse-hair.

To limit or restrict, keep in check

Their efforts to curtail spending didn't quite succeed.

to cut off or cut short
{v} to cut short, shorten, abridge
To limit or restrict
To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce
To cut short the tail of a horse
The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc
place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
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"
{f} decrease, reduce, shorten, cut short
If you curtail something, you reduce or limit it. NATO plans to curtail the number of troops being sent to the region = restrict. to reduce or limit something (curtal (15-17 centuries), from courtault ; influenced by tail)
curtail dog
A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting
{s} shortened, cut-short, reduced, diminished
past of curtail
present participle of curtail
third-person singular of curtail