v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
v. to limit or restrict, to shorten or abridge; to truncate
When Herb asked Diane for a date, she said she was really sorry she couldn't go out with him, her dad had ordered her to curtail her social life.
Investors are ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits.
Sentence in Classic:
Now, whenever I hear any one advocating measures that are meant to curtail the development of another, I pity the individual who would do this.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context
You have only knowledge enough of the language to translate at sight these inverted, transposed, curtailed Italian lines, into clear, comprehensible, elegant English.