picture for CurtailPronunciation: ker-teyl

Meanings of Curtail:

-to limit something or make it last for a shorter time

Master’s Tip to Learn Curtail

CURTAIL can be learned from CUT-TAIl. As by cutting a dog’s tail, it becomes shorter and the one who cuts it lasts for a shorter time, so is the meaning of the word.

Sentence examples for Curtail:

1. Spending on books has been severly cutailed.
2. The lecture was curtailed by the announcement of an accident.
3. We must curtail our trip because it has become so expensive to travel.