Translation of narrow in Spanish:
- 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)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
- 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.
- Instant polls following the debate suggested a narrow win for Obama.
- Brisbane's narrow win was marred by a refereeing controversy in the 32nd minute.
- Suddenly, the Claytons were looking at possible defeat rather than a narrow victory.
- 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 palabraExample sentences
- 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, exhaustivoExample 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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