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English definition of “curtail”


verb [T]     /kəˈteɪl/ US  /kɚ-/
to stop something before it is finished, or to reduce or limit something: to curtail your holiday/spending The last government severely curtailed trade union rights.Cancelling and interruptingLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding curtailment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] Cancelling and interruptingLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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