[v] place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
[v] cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
[v] cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
[v] return in time; of films or stories
bring down, clip, crop, curb, curtail, cut, cut down, dress, flash back, lop, prune, reduce, restrict, snip, trim, trim, trim back, trim down