Synonym: abbreviate, abridge, compress, condense, contract, cut, reduce, shorten. Similar words: curtain, iron curtain, curtly, retail, detail, entail, certain, in detail. Meaning: [kɜː'teɪl] v. 1. place restrictions on 2. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent.
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1 The new law will curtail police powers.
2 We must try to curtail our spending.
3 The president has remained mute about plans to curtail the number of immigrants.
4 I don't want to curtail my daughter's freedom.
5 NATO plans to curtail the number of troops being sent to the region.
6 He did, however, curtail his withering critique.
7 Budget cuts forced schools to curtail after-school programs.
8 Their refusal to curtail spending plans and to increase the burden on poll tax payers is expected.
9 The Government also wants private firms to curtail wage rises, currently running at around six percent.
10 This would curtail the crisis within three weeks and regain Britain's foot and mouth-free status within three months.
11 He must be prepared to curtail this new behaviour before it becomes a habit.
12 Secondary prevention attempts to curtail the spread of the disease and interrupt its course.
13 It also includes other provisions to curtail the influence of money in politics.
14 It would be unfortunate if something occurred to curtail our partnership.
15 Winters are wild enough to curtail many of the outdoor pursuits that attract in the first place.
16 It wants to curtail Parliament's powers over the regions and impose regional assemblies.
17 Democracy recognizes no prescribed path to be followed,(www.Sentencedict.com) because such prescriptiveness would curtail individual freedom.
18 So since 1979 the Conservatives have made a determined effort to curtail local expenditure.
19 It can do this primarily by cutting its own expenditures and by raising taxes so as to curtail private spending.
20 He said he expects continued weaker prices and lower volume as companies curtail production.
21 Under the interests theory, obligations arise in order to protect economic liberty, not curtail it.
22 As a result of the study[sentencedict.com], health officials are calling on manufacturers and the government to curtail exposures to children.
23 This is so despite falling tax rates in many industrialised countries and bank secrecy legislation designed to curtail their attractions.
24 While no-fault insurance has failed in other states, supporters contend that this is the first initiative to curtail litigation severely.
25 The Kennel Club defend themselves against accusations that they do not do enough to curtail irresponsible breeding.
26 Arkies will never agree to one which doesn't severely curtail our freedoms.
27 With lower incomes, businesses and households will be forced to curtail their investment and consumption spending.
28 Nevertheless, Congress was forced to agree to a constitutional referendum in April which threatened to curtail its powers.
29 Mrs Hardman has grown used to her independence, and I have no wish to curtail her freedom.
30 It is understood that the Government has done nothing to discourage City expectations that it will curtail its gilt-edged buying programme.
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