verb (used with object)
Origin of curtail1
Examples from the Web for curtailed
Was it a mistake to veto the bill that would have curtailed such furloughs?
But the open policy was then curtailed again when border controls tightened significantly following 9/11.
In March 2012, Time reported that Israel had curtailed much of its covert activities in Iran.
Rumors spread from Foggy Bottom after the coup that arms shipments may be curtailed.
Second, whatever Hacked Off and the politicians may say, some legitimate journalism will now be curtailed.Phone Hacking: The Scandal that Changed Everything for the British Press|David Frum|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It feels hurt when a rhythm is maimed or curtailed as if it had been defrauded of due payment.
She has curtailed it; and from its parts or chapters has compiled one continuous narrative.
Carl Brenner, like a child, could not appreciate poverty unless his dinner was curtailed, his tobacco gone.Rodman the Keeper|Constance Fenimore Woolson
She knew that more could be made of her beauty and her triumph if she curtailed her wish.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
They shall be nameless here that that pleasure may not be curtailed.Rambles in Brittany|Francis Miltoun
British Dictionary definitions for curtailed
Word Origin for curtail
Word Origin and History for curtailed
late 15c., from Middle French courtault "made short," from court "short" (Old French cort, from Latin curtus; see curt) + -ault pejorative suffix of Germanic origin. Originally curtal; used of horses with docked tails, which probably influenced the spelling. Related: Curtailed; curtailing.