English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- lệnh giới nghiêm; sự giới nghiêm
- (sử học) hiệu lệnh tắt lửa, chuông báo giờ tắt lửa; giờ tắt lửa
- (sử học) hồi trống thu không
Advanced English dictionary
+ noun [C, U]
1 a law which says that people must not go outside after a particular time at night until the morning; the time after which nobody must go outside: The army imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew. + You must get home before curfew.
2 (AmE) a time when children must be home in the evening: I have a 10 o'clock curfew.
strict | dusk-to-dawn, night, night-time, 24-hour, 7 p.m., etc.
VERB + CURFEW
declare, impose, order, place sth under
A five-day curfew was declared by the government. The whole area has been placed under curfew.
The strict curfew has now been lifted.
| break, defy
Protesters defied the curfew and took to the streets.
CURFEW + VERB
be in force
A dusk-to-dawn curfew was in force.
The city is still under curfew.
| ~ on
Many people are in favour of a curfew on young people.