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curtail
used in The Bourne Identity

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Definition
to stop or restrict something
  • The pain in his battered left hand suddenly fused with the agony in his shoulder and his arm; he had to push all pain out of his mind; he had to curtail the bleeding as best he could.
    Chapter 9 (5% in)
  • There are simply times when I find it necessary to curtail activities-leave a dinner party early, absent myself on weekends to the Mediterranean, or decline a few days on the slopes in Gstaad.
    Chapter 26 (20% in)

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