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adjective (narrower, narrowest)
1(especially of something that is considerably longer or higher than it is wide) of small width:he made his way down the narrow road 2limited in extent, amount, or scope; restricted:his ability to get good results within narrow constraints of money and manpower (of a person’s attitude or beliefs) limited in range and lacking willingness or ability to appreciate alternative views:companies fail through their narrow view of what contributes to profit precise or strict in meaning:some of the narrower definitions of democracy (of a phonetic transcription) showing fine details of accent. Phonetics denoting a vowel pronounced with the root of the tongue drawn back so as to narrow the pharynx. 3(especially of a victory, defeat, or escape) with only a small margin; barely achieved.
1become or make less wide: [no object]:the road narrowed and crossed an old bridge [with object]:the embankment was built to narrow the river almost close (one’s eyes) so as to focus on something or someone, or to indicate anger, suspicion, or other emotion: [with object]:she narrowed her eyes at him suspiciously [no object]:Jake’s eyes had narrowed to pinpoints 2become or make more limited or restricted in extent or scope: [no object]:their trade surplus narrowed to $70 million in January [with object]:New England had narrowed Denver’s lead from 13 points to 4
a narrow channel connecting two larger areas of water:a basaltic fang rising from the narrows of the Upper Missouri