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Pronunciation: /ˈnarəʊ/

Translation of narrow in Arabic:


  • 1 (in width) [street] [gap] [bridge] ضَيِّق the road is too narrow for cars to pass الطَريقُ ضَيِّقٌ جِدًّا وَلا يَسْمَحُ بِمُرورِ السَيّاراتِ
  • 2 (in degree) [majority] [margin] ضَئيل, بَسيط to have a narrow lead كانَ مُتَقَدِّماً بِفارِقٍ ضَئيلٍ a narrow victory فَوْز هَزيل we had a narrow escape نَجَوْنا بِأُعْجوبةٍ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 2 (to reduce) ضَيَّقَ (II), قَلَّلَ (II) [a gap] [deficit] [margin] their lead has been narrowed to five percentage points تَراجَعَ تَقَدُّمُهُمْ لِيُصْبِحَ خَمْسَ نِقاطٍ مِئَويّةٍ
  • 3 (with width) ضَيَّقَ (II) [a road] [river] [sb's arteries] to narrow one's eyes ضَيَّقَ عَيْنَيْهِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 [streets] [rivers] [valleys] (in width) ضاقَ (I) (stem vowel = i)
  • 2 (to decrease) [gaps] [deficits] [margins] ضاقَ (I) (stem vowel = i), نَقَصَ (I) (stem vowel = u) the Liberals' lead has narrowed to a single point تَراجَعَ تَقَدُّمُ الليبِراليّينَ لِيُصْبِحَ نُقْطةً واحِدةً

plural noun/جمع (narrows)


the straight and narrow

الطَريق القَويم

Phrasal verbs

narrow down

narrow [sth] downnarrow down [sth] قَلَّلَ [شَيْئاً] [a number] [the choices]; ضَيَّقَ نِطاقَ [شَيْءٍ] [one's research] [an investigation]

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