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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make shorter or less than was planned. To reduce or limit something.

Usage examples (33)
  • We had to curtail the size of the party because the larger room was no longer available.
  • curtail drinking in school
  • Booming M&A activity has helped to drive Australia's stock market to a record, but these changes may in the short term curtail that activity.
  • Time Warner Cable said it will "curtail" the use of the word "free" in advertising its HD service and stopped running ads claiming that AT for more
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