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curtail

Pronunciation: /kɜːrˈteɪl; kɜːˈteɪl/

Translation of curtail in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (cut short) abreviar, acortar 1.2 (restrict) restringir*; (reduce) reducir*
    Example sentences
    • But what they end up with, after all the reserve they impose (and which curtails their creative impetus) is merely anecdotal.
    • I think it is a pity that they did not get an opportunity to curtail the hours and restrict the use of the main auditorium.
    • Play is now restricted or curtailed with the par reduced and handicaps proportionately trimmed.

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