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narrow
British English: /ˈnarəʊ/
American English: /ˈnɛroʊ/

Translation of narrow in French:

also: narrows plural noun

adjective

  • 1 (in breadth)
    (street, valley, gap, vase, room, bridge, face)
    étroit
    to grow ou become narrow
    (road, river)
    se rétrécir
    (valley)
    se resserrer
    to have narrow eyes
    avoir des petits yeux
    he is narrow across the shoulders, his shoulders are narrow
  • 2 (in scope)
    (range, choice)
    restreint
    (issue, field, boundaries, group, sense, definition)
    étroit
    (vision, life, interests, understanding)
    limité
    (views, version)
    étriqué [pejorative]
  • 3 (in degree)
    (majority, margin)
    faible (before n)
    to have a narrow lead
    avoir une légère avance
    to suffer a narrow defeat
    perdre de justesse
    to win a narrow victory
    gagner de justesse
    to win by the narrowest of margins
    gagner d'une extrême justesse
    to have a narrow escape ou a narrow squeak [informal] (British English) that was a narrow squeak [informal]! (British English)
    on l'a échappé belle!
  • 4 (in size, shape)
    (shoes, jacket, dress, skirt, trousers)
    étroit

transitive verb

  • 1 (limit)
    limiter (choice, range, field, options) (to à)
    restreindre (sense, definition) (to à)
  • 2 (reduce)
    réduire (gap, deficit, margin) (from de) (to à)
    Elliott has narrowed the gap (in race, poll)
    Elliott a réduit l'écart
  • 3 (reduce breadth of)
    rétrécir (road, path, arteries)
    to narrow one's eyes
    plisser les yeux

intransitive verb

  • 1 (in breadth)
    (street, lake, corridor)
    se rétrécir
    (valley, arteries)
    se resserrer
    the road narrowed to a track
    la route se rétrécissait au point de devenir un chemin
    her eyes narrowed
    elle plissait les yeux
  • 2 (fall off)
    (gap, deficit, margin, lead)
    se réduire (to à)
  • 3 (in scope)
    (choice)
    se limiter (to à)

also: narrowing present participle adjective

  • (street, channel, passage)
    qui se rétrécit
    (gap, deficit, field)
    qui se réduit

Idioms

the straight and narrow

to keep to/wander from the straight and narrow

rester dans le/s'écarter du droit chemin

Phrasal verbs

narrow down

1
(investigation, search)
se limiter (to à)
(field of contestants, suspects)
se réduire (to à)
2 narrow [something] down, narrow down [something]
réduire (numbers, list, choice) (to à)
limiter (investigation, research) (to à)

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