Curtail - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Curtail.

4 letter answer(s) to curtail

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. cutting down to the desired size or shape
  2. a decoration or adornment on a garment; "the trimming on a hat"; "the trim on a shirt"
  3. attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation
  4. a state of arrangement or appearance; "in good trim"
  5. adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
  6. curtails
  7. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  8. cut closely; "trim my beard"
  9. remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
  10. thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
  11. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
  12. severely simple in line or design; "a neat tailored suit"; "tailored curtains"
  13. decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornament

8 letter answer(s) to curtail

TRUNCATE
  1. make shorter as if by cutting off; "truncate a word"; "Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains"
  2. approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one; "truncate a series"
  3. replace a corner by a plane
  4. terminating abruptly by having or as if having an end or point cut off; "a truncate leaf"; "truncated volcanic mountains"; "a truncated pyramid"
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