- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||curtails, curtailing, curtailed
||to make shorter; cut off part of.
As time was running short, the speaker curtailed her presentation.A limited budget forced them to curtail their spending.
- cut, shorten
- extend, lengthen, prolong, protract
- similar words:
- abbreviate, abridge, clip, curb, decrease, pare, prune, reduce, retrench, slash, trim, truncate
||commute, lower, nip, stunt
||curtailed (adj.), curtailment (n.)