- (obsolete) To cut short the tail of an animal
- Curtailing horses procured long horse-hair.
- To shorten or abridge the duration of something; to truncate.
- When the audience grew restless, the speaker curtailed her speech.
- (figuratively) To limit or restrict, keep in check.
- Their efforts to curtail spending didn't quite succeed.
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sharply; considerably; drastically; harmfully; detrimentally; abruptly; unexpectedly; nominally; promptly.
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