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

Translation of narrow in Italian:


  • 1 (in breadth)
    (street, valley, room, bridge, gap, vase)
    to grow o become narrow
    (road, river, valley)
    to have narrow eyes
    avere gli occhi stretti
    he is narrow across the shoulders o his shoulders are narrow
    ha le spalle strette
  • 3 (in degree)
    to have a narrow lead to suffer a narrow defeat
    essere sconfitto per un pelo
    to win a narrow victory o to win by the narrowest of margins
    vincere per un pelo
    to have a narrow escape o a narrow squeak (British English) [informal]
    scamparla bella o salvarsi per miracolo o per un pelo
    that was a narrow squeak! (British English) [informal]
    l'abbiamo scampata bella o per un pelo!
  • 4 (in size, shape)
    (shoes, jacket, dress, skirt, trousers)
  • 5 (Linguistics)
    (vowel, transcription)

also: narrows plural noun

transitive verb

  • 2 (reduce)
    ridurre (gap, deficit, margin) (from da) (to a)
    Elliott has narrowed the gap (in race, poll)
    Elliott ha accorciato le distanze
  • 3 (reduce breadth of)
    restringere (road, path, arteries)
    to narrow one's eyes
    socchiudere gli occhi

intransitive verb

  • 2 (fall off) (gap, deficit, margin, lead)
    ridursi (to a)
  • 3 (in scope)
    limitarsi, restringersi (to a)


the straight and narrow

la retta via

to keep to, wander from the straight and narrow

mantenersi sulla, deviare dalla retta via

Phrasal verbs

narrow down

(investigation, search)
restringersi, limitarsi (to a)
(field of contestants, suspects)
ridursi (to a)
2 narrow [something] down, narrow down [something]
restringere, limitare (choice, investigation, research) (to a)
ridurre (numbers, list) (to a)
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