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noun as in contraction
When a federal law passed curtailing the child-labor abuses, there was finally an opportunity for kids to act their age.
British media are debating proposed new regulations aimed at curtailing phone-hacking and other tabloid abuses.
The laws curtailing those rights are not so far removed from your right to, say, marry who you love.
Curtailing other illegal activities—including human trafficking of African immigrants to Israel—is not a law-enforcement priority.
First, Governor Walker has made closing the $3.6 billion two-year budget gap the rationale for curtailing collective bargaining.
Mahmoud was bent on depriving them of their wealth and curtailing their privileges.
There has been talk of curtailing your liberty to some extent.
You don't know the first thing about curtailing your desires, and he means to teach you.
Pal, too, seemed much bewildered at the sudden curtailing of his playmate's liberty.
No further patching of the Constitution of the country, nor curtailing the independence of the Supreme Court.
On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to curtailing, such as: decrease, deflation, recession, reduction, shrinkage, and abbreviation.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.