- v.限制; 缩短，减缩
- 第三人称单数: curtails;
- 过去式: curtailed;
- 过去分词: curtailed;
- 现在分词: curtailing;
- 名词: curtailment;
The new law will curtail police powers.
Spending on books has been severely curtailed.
The lecture was curtailed by the fire alarm going off.
[不可数名词]the curtailment of civil liberties
NATO plans to curtail the number of troops being sent to the region...
I told Louie that old age would curtail her activities in time...
The President had to curtail his visit.
In all cases we'll curtail baggage handling.
The city also plans to ban smoking in public places and curtail pollution during the event.
The minister had to curtail his visit.
By the same token, reduced military budgets would force the government to curtail its foreign involvement.
But the aim of the government and its technocrats is to curtail and destroy those movements.
It threatens to curtail a modest recovery in consumer spending on items like apparel and electronics.
It is necessary to curtail or alter normally coexisting stimuli.
We must try to curtail our spending.
He was determined to keep to his plan until circumstances compelled him to curtail it.
To curtail worsening of environment within the ecosystem function reserves , and make progress in good way.
Rules also curtail activity in these products, and volume has remained small since last month's debut.
But they will not curtail either illegal immigration or illicit working as much as supporters claim.
Several authors have noted that flower and cone production should curtail wood increment.
Again the purpose of this action was to curtail inflation.
Children with the defect need to curtail activities because of risk of bleeding from minor trauma.
The government hopes to curtail public spending.
The move to sharply curtail showings of the movie highlights China's efforts to limit foreign films.
The findings could lead to strategies that help curtail transmission of the disease.
Given this, China will continue to take measures to curtail the trend of deflation.
NATO plans to curtail the number of troops being sent to the region.
I told Louie that old age would curtail her activities in time.
1. place restrictions on;
"curtail drinking in school"
2. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent;
"My speech was cut short"
"Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"