To show someone their place and put them in it. To take someone down a notch. (From the Dutch/German kurz meaning to be short with someone, but with righteous vigor).
Person #1: "Not rushing you, but I noticed we haven’t gotten a new EEO topic for January yet. I’m just trying to do my part to keep us out of trouble."
Person #2 (Kurtz): "They are in the binders I gave at the annual meeting Jan-June is there."
BAM! He's been Kurtzed!