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Definition 1: place restrictions on - [verb of change]

Samples where curtail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • curtail drinking in school

Synonyms for curtail in the sense of this definition

(curtail is a kind of ...) restrict or confine within limits

"I limit you to two visits to the pub a day" "please confine your questions to the topic" "our actions are circumscribed by our biology, personality, and by the social and cultural context into which we are born"

(... is a kind of curtail ) lessen, diminish, or curtail

"the new law might abridge our freedom of expression"

(... is a kind of curtail ) cause to be unable to move

"The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

(... is a kind of curtail ) restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war

"Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

(... is a kind of curtail ) place under restrictions; limit access to by law

"this substance is controlled" "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

Definition 2: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent - [verb of change]

Samples where curtail or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My speech was cut short
  • Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries

Synonyms for curtail in the sense of this definition

(curtail is a kind of ...) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

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