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curtail - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'curtail' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Curtail [ n.]
- The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.
2 . Curtail [ v. t.]
- To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.

Meaning of 'curtail' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . curtail [ v]
Meaning (1):
- place restrictions on
Example in sentence:
  • curtail drinking in school
Meaning (2):
- terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
Example in sentence:
  • My speech was cut short;
  • Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries