Translation of "curtail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /kəˈteɪl/ us /kɚˈteɪl/

to stop something before it is finished, or to reduce or limit something

to curtail your holiday/spending 缩短假期/缩减开支
With all the snow, our daily walks have been severely curtailed. 上届政府严格限制工会权利。
curtailment noun [ C or U ] uk /kəˈteɪl.mənt/ us /kɚˈteɪl.mənt/

(Translation of “curtail” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)