What does curtail mean?

curtail in AZ Dictionary

(v) To reduce brief or lower. See Synonyms at shorten.
(v) To take off the conclusion or end, or any part, of; to reduce; to abridge; to decrease; to reduce.
(v) To reduce short or decrease. See Synonyms at shorten.
(v) To cut brief the tail of an animal
(v) To reduce or abridge the length of time of one thing; to truncate.
(v) To restrict or limit, keep in check.
(n) A scroll cancellation, at the time of one step, etc.
(n) The scroll termination of any architectural member, since a step, etc.
(n) A corruption of curtal. Compare curtail, v.
To reduce short; cut-off the finish or a part of; dock; diminish in degree or amount: as, to reduce words.
To deprive by excision or treatment; abate by deprivation or negation: because, to reduce certainly one of part of his allowance, or of their correct subject.
To cut brief; stop the conclusion or part of; dock; diminish in degree or quantity: as, to curtail words.

curtail in Community Dictionary

cut brief or abbreviate by MelonieReport definition

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  • Synonym for "curtail"
    • shorten, abridge, diminish, reduce, abate
  • Verb Forms for "curtail"
    • curtailed, curtailing, curtails
  • Phrases for "curtail"
    • curtail disrupt, campuses curtail, substantially curtail, to curtail, curtail activity
  • Rhyme for "curtail"
    • Bayle, Braille, Dail, Dale, Gael
  • Hypernym for "curtail"
    • shorten
  • Etymologically Related for "curtail"
    • curtal, curt
  • Form for "curtail"
    • curtailed, curtailing, curtailer, curtailment
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