cut short; abridge
- The first precious boxloads of the frozen elixir arrived in December, bearing great promise for curtailing the pandemic that has paralyzed the region and the world.
- Senior House Democrats on Monday night proposed sending $1,400 stimulus payments to Americans with up to $75,000 in annual income, rejecting an earlier plan under consideration to sharply curtail the benefits.
- As the exhibition argues for conservation of resources and curtailing the rampant consumption destroying the planet, it does so in the vernacular of excess.
- Moreover, efforts to curtail no-excuse early voting have nothing to do with election security.
- The District approved hundreds of temporary outdoor dining permits last year that allowed businesses to take advantage of unused sidewalk space, alleys and parking lanes — generating a lifeline as indoor dining was shut down or drastically curtailed.
- Rail at the bigots in Washington on TV seeking to curtail equality?
- With the World Cup fast approaching, Brazil is attempting to curtail its controversial soccer fan clubs.
- But it is also time to curtail the demand for ivory in Asia.
- The promises of benefit are false, and government action to curtail this kind of fraud is long overdue.
- Bill de Blasio successfully campaigned for mayor on the promise to curtail it.
- Thereafter severe repressive measures were taken to curtail its power.
- The narrator dwelt on the flirtation lovingly, and at great length, but here we are obliged to curtail it.
- The lords accepted the colonists' petition, and gave forth that they did not intend to curtail their liberties.
- The nobles and the clergy adhered tenaciously to their privileges, and the Court would curtail none of its unnecessary expenses.
- Hence anything which will curtail our sufferings and add to our pleasures or our powers, should be sought as the highest good.