curfew noun

ADJ. 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. | lift 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.

PREP. under ~ The city is still under curfew. | ~ on Many people are in favour of a curfew on young people.