curtail

US [kɜrˈteɪl]
UK [kɜː(r)ˈteɪl]
  • v.缩短;限制;减缩
  • Web削减;缩减;剥夺
Simple Present:curtails  Present Participle:curtailing  Past Tense:curtailed  
curtail
v.
1.
~ sth
限制;缩短;减缩to limit sth or make it last for a shorter time
Spending on books has been severely curtailed.
购书开支已被大大削减。
The lecture was curtailed by the fire alarm going off.
那次讲座被突然鸣响的火警中断了。