Definition of 'curtail'
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So many factors can curtail a career. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It curtailed his sporting career and he grew fat. Times, Sunday Times (2009)By all means take some action to curtail offensive activity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Illness and injury have curtailed his international ambitions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Since then, my career has been curtailed by injury. The Sun (2009)His stockbroking career was curtailed by a bad car crash, and he took up writing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Business activity is being curtailed by the risk of Brexit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Do we want to hand these angry people any extra powers to curtail Press probes into political corruption? The Sun (2012)All the same, she has no thoughts about curtailing her acting career to be a fulltime mother. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Knee injuries curtailed his career. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that too many MPs want to gain executive power rather than curtail it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His playing career was curtailed after he injured his neck when a scrum collapsed in 1980 but that did not end his involvement with rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The world No 3 blamed the injury for curtailing his preparation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What hit me dramatically, though, was how my injury has curtailed my interaction with very small people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Plays a central role in Fulham's rise to the top flight but his career is curtailed by a leg injury suffered in a car crash. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Occasionally. curtail is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'curtail'
British English: curtail VERB
If you curtail something, you reduce or limit it.
There are plans to curtail the number of troops being sent to the region.
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