Definitions in relation to their use in kangaroo words, taken from Google Dictionary, and edited for formatting.
Kangaroo word: curtail
Joey word: cut
curtail (verb): reduce in extent or quantity.
cut (verb): remove from something larger by using a sharp implement.
The letters C, U, and T found within the kangaroo word “curtail” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “cut”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share a similar meaning: reduce in size.