Definition of “curtail” - English Dictionary

“curtail” in British English

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curtailverb [ T ]

uk /kəˈteɪl/ us /kɚˈteɪl/
curtailment
noun [ C or U ] uk /kəˈteɪl.mənt/ us /kɚˈteɪl.mənt/

(Definition of “curtail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“curtail” in American English

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curtailverb [ T ]

us /kərˈteɪl/

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

He had to curtail his speech when time ran out.
curtailment
noun [ U ] us /kərˈteɪl·mənt/

(Definition of “curtail” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“curtail” in Business English

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curtailverb [ T ]

uk /kɜːˈteɪl/ us

to reduce or limit something:

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates slightly to curtail inflation.
The last government severely curtailed trade union rights.
curtailment

They will not willingly accept any curtailment of their civil liberties.

(Definition of “curtail” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)