[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
circumscribe, come back, confine, decrease, deflate, detract, disbud, get back, go back, immobilise, immobilize, inflate, knock off, lessen, limit, minify, pinch, poll, pollard, quench, retrench, return, shave, shear, shorten, slash, take away, thin, thin out, thin out, top