Translation of "curtail" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /kəˈteɪl/ US  /kɚ-/

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
The last government severely curtailed trade union rights. 上届政府严格限制工会权利。
curtailment uk us /kəˈteɪl.mənt/ US  /kɚ-/ noun [ C or U ]

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