curtail

curtail(
kuhr
-
teyl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to shorten)
a. acortar
The author had to curtail his book-signing tour when he became ill.La autora tuvo que acortar su gira para autografiar sus libros cuando se enfermó.
b. abreviar
We motioned for the guest speaker to curtail her speech when it ran long.Le hicimos señas al orador invitado para que abreviara su discurso cuando se alargó.
2. (to place restrictions on)
a. restringir
The mayor is considering several measures to curtail teenage drinking.El alcalde está considerando varias medidas para restringir que los menores consuman bebidas alcohólicas..
b. limitar
A democracy should not curtail free speech.Una democracia no debe limitar la libertad de expresión.
c. reducir
The school had to curtail some of its art programs to save money.La escuela tuvo que reducir algunos de sus programas de arte para ahorrar dinero.
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curtail
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (shorten)
a. acortar
2. (limit)
a. restringir, limitar
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curtail [kɜːˈteɪl]
transitive verb
(restrict) restringir; (cut short) acortar; abreviar; (reduce) [+expenditure] reducir;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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