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Definition of Curtail

Curtail

  1. To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.

Curtail Quotations

I was raised around a lot of artists, musicians, photographers, painters and people that were in theater. Just having the art-communal hippie experience as a child, there wasn't a clear line that was drawn. We celebrated creative experience and creative expression. We didn't try and curtail it and stunt any of that kind of growth.
Jared Leto

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
Fran Lebowitz

We must curtail the flow of illegal immigrants across the Mexican border.
Zach Wamp

When you have rules to abide by, does that curtail you as a designer, or set you free? People think of classical architecture visually, but I think the brilliant part of it is actually spatial.
Annabelle Selldorf

The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition.
Norm Dicks
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Curtail Translations

curtail in Dutch is inkrimpen, verkorten, korten
curtail in Swedish is stympa, avkorta
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