- 1 1.1 (not wide) [path/opening/hips] estrecho, angosto (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) to get o become narrower estrecharse, angostarse (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)More example sentences1.2 (slender) [margin] escaso; [win/victory] conseguido por un escaso margen to have a narrow escape salvarse de milagro or [colloquial/familiar] por un pelo or por los pelos
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- Fabric is woven in relatively narrow widths and long lengths, cut and assembled side-to-side for garments, blankets and other textile uses.
- Shin length pants, narrow or flared at the bottom.
- Laminate flooring is made of long, narrow lengths of high-density fibre, generally with a photograph of wood on top, coated with an acrylic lacquer.
- The victory avenged after a narrow defeat earlier in the season.
- Suddenly, the Claytons were looking at possible defeat rather than a narrow victory.
- The Lions escaped with a narrow four-point victory, topping Waterloo 73-69.
- 2 (restricted) [range/horizons/view] limitado; [attitude/ideas] cerrado, intolerante from a narrow perspective con una perspectiva estrecha or limitada in the narrowest sense of the word en el sentido más estricto de la palabraMore example sentences
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- Like others, we have huge concerns about scopes of practice becoming narrow and restrictive.
- The applicant's construction gives it a very narrow scope, virtually limited to prohibiting what is already an offence under the general criminal law.
- Provincial co-management regimes are typically narrow in scope as well as limited in formal powers.
- Passion and commitment can be rather focused, occasionally ranging into the narrow point of view.
- There are many objections that spring to mind - is that not a narrow view, intolerant, prejudicial to the good health of society?
- Those who accuse us of social engineering often have very narrow, rigid view about the way the world should be and everyone should conform with that.
- 3 (exact, thorough) [formal] [scrutiny] minucioso, exhaustivoMore example sentences
- He is a conservative in this strict and narrow sense.
- Although the Old Testament is a literature about an ancient people called Israel, it is not simply a national literature in any narrow sense.
- Here I am thinking primarily of ethical difficulties, not linguistic or literary difficulties in the narrow sense.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (reduce width of) [canal/lapel] estrechar, angostar (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) the accident narrowed the road to two lanes el accidente dejó la carretera reducida a dos carriles she narrowed her eyes (against the sun) entrecerró los ojos (with suspicion) frunció el ceño to narrow the gap reducir* la distancia 1.2 (restrict) [range/field] restringir*, limitar
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
narrow down verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complementoto narrow sth down
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.