Curtail - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Curtail.

PARE
TRIM
TRUNCATE
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PARE
  1. decrease gradually or bit by bit
  2. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
  3. strip the skin off; "pare apples"
  4. cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
TRIM
  1. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
  2. severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
  3. neat and smart in appearance; "a clean-cut and well-bred young man"; "the trig corporal in his jaunty cap"; "a trim beard"
  4. adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
  5. cutting down to the desired size or shape
  6. of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder; "even the barn was shipshape"; "a trim little sailboat"
  7. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  8. a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
  9. a person who adapts their views to the prevailing political trends for personal advancement.
  10. cut closely; "trim my beard"
  11. attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own
TRUNCATE
  1. approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one; "truncate a series"
  2. replace a corner by a plane
  3. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off; "a truncate leaf"; "truncated volcanic mountains"; "a truncated pyramid"
  4. Abridge
  5. make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
Clue Database Last Updated: 17/08/2019 9:00am

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