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Definición de “narrow” en inglés

narrow

adjective uk   /ˈnær.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/

narrow adjective (SMALL WIDTH)

B1 having a small distance from one side to the other, especially in comparison with the length: a narrow bridge/passage/gap a narrow face narrow feet The little village has very narrow streets.Narrow and thinThin and fine

narrow adjective (LIMITED)

C2 mainly disapproving limited to a small area of interest, activity, or thought: They are unable to see beyond the narrow world of the theatre. It was regarded as a very narrow interpretation of the law.
See also
Range and limits

narrow adjective (ONLY JUST)

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
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Narrow and thinThin and fine

narrow

verb uk   /ˈnær.əʊ/ us    /-oʊ/

narrow verb (LESS WIDE)

C1 [I or T] to become less wide or to make something less wide: The road narrows after the bridge. He narrowed his eyes in suspicion. They have narrowed the focus of the investigation, to concentrate on younger adults.figurative We must strive to narrow the gap between rich and poor.Narrow and thinBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong

narrow verb (LESS)

C2 [I] to become less: The retailer's loss narrowed to $3 million from $10 million a year earlier.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of narrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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