Translation of narrow in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈnærəʊ/


  • 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)
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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.
    1.2 (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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    • 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 palabra
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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.
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    • 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, exhaustivo
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    • 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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (decrease in width) [road/river/valley] estrecharse, angostarse (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) ; [gap] reducirse* 1.2 [field] restringirse*; [options/odds] reducirse*

Phrasal verbs

narrow down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complementoto narrow sth down to sth they've narrowed their investigation down to this area han limitado su investigación a esta área we narrowed it down to only three candidates fuimos descartando candidatos hasta quedar con solo tres 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio to narrow down (to sth) reducirse* (a algo) the list of suspects gradually narrowed down la lista de sospechosos se fue reduciendo

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