Curtail - Cut short, reduce or limit something
They begged him not to cut his tail (curtail), but he wanted to cut it short.
Examples of curtail in a sentence
The interviewer curtailed the interview with the actress when she started to swear live on air.
The performance of King Lear was curtailed after the leading actor fell and broke his arm on stage.
She curtailed her shopping trip and returned home after remembering she hadn't locked the front door.