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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cur·tail /(ˌ)kɝˈte(ə)l/
 (vt.)縮減,剝奪,簡略

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cur·tail v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curtailed p. pr. & vb. n. Curtailing.]  To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
    I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion.   --Shak.
    Our incomes have been curtailed; his salary has been doubled.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cur·tail n. The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 curtail
      v 1: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school" [syn: restrict,
            curb, cut back]
      2: terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or
         its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal
         freedom is curtailed in many countries" [syn: clip, cut
         short]