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narrow British & World English

Of small width in relation to length

narrow English Thesaurus

the path became narrower and more overgrown

narrow seas British & World English

The English Channel and the Irish Sea

narrow escape British & World English

A situation in which an accident or other unfortunate incident is only just avoided

narrow gauge British & World English

A railway gauge which is narrower than the standard gauge of 4 ft 812 inches (1.435 m)

narrow-minded British & World English

Not willing to listen to or tolerate other people’s views; prejudiced

narrow money British & World English

Money in forms that can be used as a medium of exchange, generally notes, coins, and certain balances held by banks

narrow squeak British & World English

An escape or victory that is narrowly achieved

narrow gauge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

narrow something down British & World English

Reduce the number of possibilities or options

the straight and narrow British & World English

The honest and morally acceptable way of living

narrow something down in narrow British & World English

Reduce the number of possibilities or options

narrowband British & World English

Of or involving signals over a narrow range of frequencies

narrowboat British & World English

A canal boat less than 7 ft (2.1 metres) wide with a maximum length of 70 ft (21.3 metres) and steered with a tiller rather than a wheel

narrowcast British & World English

Transmit a television programme, especially by cable, or otherwise disseminate information, to a comparatively localized or specialist audience

the straight and narrow in straight British & World English

The honest and morally acceptable way of living


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