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verb [transitive] formal curtail pronunciation in British English /kɜː(r)ˈteɪl/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycurtail
he/she/itcurtails
present participlecurtailing
past tensecurtailed
past participlecurtailed
  1. to reduce or limit something, especially something good

    a government attempt to curtail debate

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curtailment

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pluralcurtailments

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