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

Translation of narrow in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (in breadth)
    (street, valley, room, bridge, gap, vase)
    stretto
    to grow o become narrow
    (road, river, valley)
    restringersi
    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)
    (majority)
    esiguo
    (margin)
    stretto
    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)
    stretto
  • 5 (Linguistics)
    (vowel, transcription)
    stretto

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)
    (choice)
    limitarsi, restringersi (to a)

Idioms

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

1
(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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