Limit and cut off

curtail
(v)
cur-TAIL
Meaning

shorten; reduce

1st Sample Sentence

The steering committee has informed us that we must curtail our expenses this year as funds have begun to run out.

Antonyms

protract

Mnemonics

curTAIL. Can be read as cur + TAIL or cutting the tail of an animal, ie reducing it. So curTAIL is to shorten or to reduce. if you put CURTains to yur door or windows it will REDUCE the width of the door or window

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