HyperDic: curtail

English > 2 senses of the word curtail:
VERBchangecurtail, restrict, curb, cut backplace restrictions on
changecurtail, clip, cut shortterminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end / end or its full extent
curtail > pronunciation
Soundskertey'l
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English > curtail: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningplace restrictions on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"curtail drinking in school"
Synonymsrestrict, curb, cut back
NarrowerabridgeLessen, diminish, or curtail
immobilize, immobiliseCause to be unable to move
rationrestrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
restrict, controlplace under restrictions
Broaderlimit, circumscribe, confine torestrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
Spanishlimitar, restringir
Catalanlimitar, restringir
English > curtail: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningterminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end / end or its full extent.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
Synonymsclip, cut short
Broadershortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
Spanishacortar, atajar, diminuir, recortar
Catalanatallar, escurçar, fer drecera, retallar
Nounscurtailmentthe temporal property of being cut short

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