curtail curtail  /kər ˈteɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) place restrictions on
  2. (v) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent

Usage(s):

  1. The curfew imposed in the city curtailed the move of all vehicles from dawn to dusk.
  2. The new budget proposes to curtail expenditures in traditional Health-care and social security programs.
  3. The quick action by the government helped to curtail the spread of the riots and the leaders in the government came out from the crisis unscathed.

News

  1. Wis. Republicans looking to curtail mine protests

    Wisconsin Republicans are looking to curtail public access to an iron mine site in far northwestern Wisconsin in hopes of stopping protesters from interfering with the project.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

  2. Republicans look to curtail mine protests

    Wisconsin Republicans are looking to curtail public access to an iron mine site in far northwestern Wisconsin in hopes of stopping protesters from interfering with the project. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Rep. Mark Honadel is trying to persuade Republican leaders to make changes in the state budget limiting access. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, a Burlington Republican, told reporters ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WISC-TV Madison

  3. Wisconsin GOP looking to curtail mine protests, considering shutting down access to site

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans are looking to curtail public access to an iron mine site in far northwestern Wisconsin in hopes of stopping protesters from interfering with the project.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "As global energy demand grows over this century, there is an urgent need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and imported oil and curtail greenhouse gas emissions," Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said in a statement. "Meeting this...
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Steven Chu Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I think it's very surprising that most major environmental organizations are leaving the option of going vegetarian off their lists of top ways to curtail global warming," McCartney said in an interview with PETA.
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Paul McCartney Source: CBS News

  3. "We will have to begin planning to curtail defense operations," Gates said. "Such planning is disruptive, can be costly and especially in a time of war, and I ask your help in avoiding this action."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

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