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narrow

adjective (ONLY JUST)    /ˈnær.əʊ/ US  /-oʊ/
A narrow result is one that could easily have been different because the amount by which someone failed or succeeded was very small: The election was won by the very narrow margin of only 185 votes. The opposition had a narrow defeat. We won a narrow victory.Small in number and quantity a narrow escape C2 a situation in which you only just avoid danger: We got out in time but it was a narrow escape.Running away and escaping narrowness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Narrow and thinThin and fine
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