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Curtail meaning

curtail - 3 dictionary results

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

curtail - examples of usage

  1. Oregon will take her own part in the general movement, now current throughout the United States, to regulate, if not to curtail, the powers of the corporations. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  2. I have no wish, even if I had the right, to curtail your freedom. - "Lover or Friend", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  3. You may marry me, or you may not; but if you don't marry me, you can't expect to curtail my liberty of action, can you? - "Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose", Grant Allen.
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