What is the opposite of protract?

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Opposite of to extend or make longer
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Opposite of to halt an activity or task temporarily
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Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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Opposite of to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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Opposite of to delay taking action
“The activities at this office have become costly because of the movements to expedite the issuance and processing of passports.”
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Opposite of to put off until a later time
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to bring forward our holiday by a week.”
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Opposite of to remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
“The movie would end abruptly as Tarzan became a snack for some emotionally underdeveloped but visually alert predator who lacked a feelings-oriented adviser.”
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