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“narrowly” in British English

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uk /ˈnær.əʊ.li/ us /ˈner.oʊ.li/

B2 only by a small amount:

She narrowly missed winning the race.

in a limited way:

a narrowly interpreted law

formal carefully or in a way that shows doubt:

The officer looked at him narrowly through half-closed eyes.

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(Definition of “narrowly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“narrowly” in American English

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us /ˈnær·ə·li/

by a very small number or amount:

Voters narrowly defeated the proposed school budget.

(Definition of “narrowly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)