Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb curtail

2 senses of curtail

Sense 1
restrict, curtail, curb, cut back -- (place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school")
       => limit, circumscribe, confine -- (restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day")

Sense 2
clip, curtail, cut short -- (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")
       => shorten -- (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness")

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