Curtail – meaning of the word and examples

To make less by or as if by cutting off or away some part. (Merriam – Webster)

To stop something before it finished, or to reduce or limit something. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Deprive someone of (something) (Oxford Dictionaries)

If you curtail something, you reduce or limit it. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Institutional control measures to curtail the epidemic spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: a 4-year perspective.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21666398

Trump advocates ‘stop-and-frisk’ to curtail Chicago crime.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-chicago/trump-advocates-stop-and-frisk-to-curtail-chicago-crime-idUSKCN1MI2BV

New York City moves to curtail Uber and other ride-hailing services.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/08/new-york-city-passes-one-year-cap-on-uber-lyft-and-other-ride-apps

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